Skype 4.0 Beta Released For Windows

by on June 20, 2008
in General, Internet, Softwares, Technology

Skype has finally released a much-needed upgrade to its famous VoIP software, Skype 4.0. They have released the first beta version and is currently only available for Windows users. This has been released to get user feedback which would further help them to improve Skype and release the final version in summer. Skype is very user-friendly as its automatically detects connected audio and video devices, checks for available bandwidth to get you started.

Skype 4.0 beta

Skype 4.0 comes with many new features and enhancements. The interface has been completely re-designed (now full-screen) and improved to provide the best video-calling user experience. The old UI was built for voice calls, but the new one is for video. Skype is owned by eBay, and has a user base of 309 million with revenues around $126 million in the first quarter.


  • Single click on the Video call button
  • Bigger, better and cleaner User Interface
  • IM Conversation support along with Video calls
  • Instant Messaging, Group IMs and SMS
  • Offline messages/missed alerts notification

Skype 4.0 Beta is just an initial release so you will see many features missing, which were there in Skype 3.8. If you are interested to see what features have been added or removed, visit here.

The latest version is a must-try for all Skype fans and users. If you are new to Skype, and would like to try its PC-to-Phone feature, you can make a free 10-minute call to any where in the world. To know more about this, visit here.

Download Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows

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  • Finally! The new interface looks really nice. I was kind of getting sick of the current version of Skype!