Skype 5.0 Beta is released only to Windows users. Chat with up to four people at once

Why leave home when you can just hang out online with all your friends? Skype has now made this more possible……… well, kinda.

If you are a windows user, there is a new Skype 5.0 Beta download available which allows you to video chat with up to four people at once. I wonder if Apple users are going to be upset that it didn’t get released to them first.

The plus side to this new featured is that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home anymore. You can catch up with friends, hang out online, and even do your homework while gossiping. Talk about multi-tasking.

But now we must ask the question…….. is technology assisting in the growing over-weight population of todays youth? I would have to agree with that. New technologies are making it much easier to ‘socialize from your chair’.

While services like Skype 5.0 may have a negative effect on todays youth, it can have a positive effect in the business world. Meetings can be done online, interviews online and marketing companies can do work from in the office.

As I am strictly a Mac user, I will be patiently waiting for this to arrive. But this begs the question….. will you Windows users have a need to talk to four people at once? Let me know in the comments if its valuable.

Source: Engadget

Written by Jay Perry

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#1
Manish Ahuja
May 16th, 2010 at 4:31 am

The question which I have is, ‘Will this new, revised version of skype work on Windows Vista?’ I’m using the OS mentioned and Skype absolutely refuses to install on my OS.

 
 
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RSA QLD
May 17th, 2010 at 7:36 am

Do you know if this means that Skype’s built-in screen sharing will now work four way too? ie. broadcast your screen to 3 other people – easily and free!

 

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