Skype which until now allowed users to chat, call or video chat for free on its network has now decided to expand its reach with the help of the social networking giant facebook. This is a step closer in the company’s goal to help one billion people communicate. While skype has more than 170 million users, facebook has over 800 million.

This new feature which allows you to link your facebook account to your skype account lets you make video calls to your facebook friends directly without having to login in a separate browser window. While this new add-on may not be a game changer it will sure make it a lot more convenient for both facebook and skype users.The versions currently launched are the beta test versions which are Skype 5.4 beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 beta for Windows.


Source:USA Today