Video downloads, auto-redial and more offered in Skype 3.5 for Windows

Skype has added several features within its Skype 3.5 for Windows.
Written by Russell Shaw, Contributor

Skype has added several features within its Skype 3.5 for Windows.  The latest rev went official today.

Some of the more interestingnew functionalities is the ability to download videos from Siype partner sites, and add them to your Skype conversation "mood" or insert in your Skype chats.

These partner sites include Dailymotion and Metacafe. .

OK, now get ready for happy talk from a Skype exec:

"People thrive on sharing stuff with one another. A little over a year ago, we had 100 million registered users worldwide and we’ve more than doubled in size in the space of twelve months. This is because we continue to develop Skype and come up with amusing things to do. User-generated and licensed video content are incredibly popular. Working with Dailymotion and Metacafe means everyone can try out downloading their favourite clip and putting it in their online profile. Video content is a great conversation starter because people love talking about video clips and especially the ones that are personal to them,"  said Carter Adamson, general manager, desktop products for Skype.

Additional features in 3.5 include the ability to  take  still photos when making a video call, and schedule automatic  redials for every two minutes when the number you are trying to redial via Skype is busy.

Skype also lets you take still photos when making a video call. Moments such as showing off a newborn baby via webcam or having a far-away friend wave ‘hello!’ can now be permanently captured and shared.

Skype 3.5 for Windows lets users transfer their incoming calls to another person or a group of people on Skype (or, for Skype Pro subscribers, to a landline or mobile phone number).

In addition, auto redial has been introduced, where if the number being called is engaged Skype can automatically redial it every two minutes, until the call is answered. These new features make it even easier and more convenient to keep in touch over Skype.

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