Skype for Windows beta – allows signing in with Microsoft, Facebook accounts

Skype logoSkype has pushed out Skype 5.11 for Windows beta which comes with a number of improvements and new features. It arrives with support for 6 languages as well as the ability to watch all of the profile pictures you’ve previously used on Skype.

However, the most exciting feature of the new beta is that it allows you to sign in your with Microsoft account as well as your Facebook account. This essentially means that you don’t have to create a new Skype account to start using the service – you can simply punch in your Facebook credentials and start using the beta client.

Facebook integration is being used by a number of websites. It diminishes the the trouble a user has to undergo in order to sign up for a website or a service – rather than filling in his personal credentials all over again, the service or the site simply asks his permission to link up to his Facebook account and gather it all from there.

Skype has also apparently gone down that path. What is even more interesting is that once you use your Facebook ID to sign in to Skype, Skype will automatically check the friends from your Facebook who are also on Skype and notify you about them. According to the company, it is still working on this feature.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Skype

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