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The new Skype for Mac 5.4 Beta is now available brings full Facebook integration right into your Skype account. With the new version, you can connect to Facebook, then chat, import your news feed, comment and "Like" posts, all from within Skype.
You can download Skype for Mac 5.4 Beta for free. Installing it is easy and takes no time at all.
Once you have the new version running, there is a brief demo of the new features, and then you will be prompted to link to Facebook. You'll have to authorize Skype to have access to a lot of your Facebook elements if you want to proceed.
Connecting to Facebook brings your newsfeed into Skype with a cool, multi-column layout. You can toggle between just your other Skype contacts or all of your Facebook friends. You can update your Facebook status, or comment or like a friend's status, all from within Skype.
The new version also allows you to see your Facebook friends in your Skype contact list, see when they are online, and instant message them directly from Skype.
All of these features were previously available on Skype 5.5 for Windows, which was released on July 27. This is the first time Skype has brought Facebook to the Mac playground, however. According to the Skype Blog, Skype is "excited to finally deliver Facebook integration to our Mac users." We are excited, too!