Skype 3.5 Goes Gold

Earlier today Skype released the Gold version of Skype 3.5 for Windows. While we have discussed some of the new features previously, a quick summary includes:

  • Skype video snapshot: capture a snapshot of your remote party during a Skype video call
  • Share videos via your mood message: download videos from independent video-sharing sites Dailymotion and Metacafe for inclusion in your Skype mood. Or create your own video for sharing via these services.
  • Include video content in Skype chat.
  • Call Transfer: Skype to Skype Call Transfer is free; requires Skype Pro subscription for Skype to SkypeOut or SkypeIn to Skype call transfers.
  • Auto redial: redials a busy number every minute automatically until a call is answered. (Redial delay can be reset in Options | Calls | Call Settings | Show Advanced Options.)
  • Privacy issues: Your home/business/mobile phone numbers are only displayed to your accepted Skype contacts, and not to everyone on Skype, when viewing your profile, etc.
  • Option to automatically start the Extras Manager when starting Skype.

Full press release with Skype’s perspective on the new video features.

I was able to upgrade quite smoothly via the "Help | Check for Upgrades" menu item in my Skype 3.2 client; however, it you need to start fresh download Skype 3.5 here. Release Notes.

(Note toSkypeMe users on Facebook: on upgrading to Skype 3.5 you will have to reset "Allow my status to be shown on the web" in the Skype 3.5’s Options in order that SkypeMe shows your status.)

Tags: Skype, Skype 3.5, Skype video, call transfer, Dailymotion, Metacafe

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