Complete redesign – Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows is simple, intuitive and engaging.
Easy to juggle conversations – The new Conversations list shows all your conversations – calls, video calls, IMs – in one place. No more juggling multiple windows to find the conversation you need.
Face-to-face video at the click of a button – Click one button to open a video screen so big you feel like you're talking face-to-face, wherever you are. I Plus, it's free.
Choose the best way to get in touch – Just click on a contact to see all the different ways you can talk to people. Make calls or video calls and send IMs, SMS or even files.
Skype still saves you money – Calls, video calls and IMs are always free when you and the person you're contacting are both on Skype. And you can call landlines and mobile phones at great rates or save even more with a monthly subscription.
Features coming soon
We've been busy making sure the main features work really well and are easy to use. This means that some of our other features aren’t ready for this release. Keep an eye on skype.com for updates to Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows. These will include the features missing from this version, plus tweaks we'll make in response to feedback from our users to make sure Skype is as simple and fun as we want it to be.
Some of the features that are not currently supported in Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows include:
- Auto Redial
- Call Transfer
- Send Money
- Sending contacts to other people on Skype
- Skype Prime
- Skypecasts (incl. Moderator Controls)
- View Outlook Contacts
Share your feedback
We’ve released this Beta version a little earlier than usual because we’re really keen for people to try it out and tell us what they think. We’re offering you the opportunity to test it yourself and give us your valuable feedback. We'll use it to make adjustments so the final version of Skype 4.0 for Windows is as good as humanly possible. There are a number of ways to give us your valuable feedback. You'll be able to feed back via a dedicated button in Skype 4.0 or by visiting www.skype.com/go/betafeedback. We’d love to know what you think.