Skype for Windows and Mac today received new updates to reach version 6.0, rolling out Microsoft and Facebook account integration, support for Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail, Outlook.com and a number of platform specific improvements.
Users can now log in with their Microsoft or Facebook logins without having to sign up for a Skype account, instantly connecting Microsoft users with their favorite email and IM services.
Skype says that it is working to integrate Messenger calls into its existing application, fusing the two services after Microsoft finally confirmed the acquisition of the VOIP service for $8.5 billion in May 2011.
Windows users will see localisation support for six new languages, including Thai, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian, Catalan and Slovak, bringing it up to 38 in total. Skype has also overhauled the UI of its Windows app, no doubt to bring the design closer between its Windows 8 app and apps available on other versions of the operating system.
Mac users will be pleased to know that chats can now be opened in multiple windows and the Mac app has been given a visual refresh too with support for Apple’s new Retina display Macs.