Skype Journal

Unbound Spiral: Skype Chat Beta

December 15, 2004 05:47 PM

Skype is on the verge of obsoleting their text messaging system. Today a new Skype Beta 1.1 for Windows is available with mulitparty chat. The chat solution is very very elegant and solves the problem that all conference users have had (which chat client to use?). See using Skype Chat. It also has some nice memory features, including "recent chats" and "topic" capabilities. Plus... a big plus.... "When you are in a chat with several people (the new text chat in 1.1), the button in toolbar changes its shape and its tooltip is "Send File to All". And it does exactly what it says." from the forum. Try it.

Beta version available (advanced users only)
This beta version contains new features which have known issues. Before you download it, make a backup of your contact list and all data. New Skype users should not use this beta version.
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Now I just need a streaming solution so the conference call between an expert panel (still limited to five) can be streamed to the up to 50 skype participants. Then questions can be taken and new members invited to the conference call as required.

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We are in the final process of testing a conferencing system for Skype which is allowing as many Skype users to conference at once while still benefiting from the great Skype audio. It should be released sometime in January. Let us know if you are interested and we can work on an online demo. Take care.

Posted by: Craig Bradway at December 31, 2004 7:35 AM

The VISA card payment system used by Skype does not work properly. I tried to get help from their customer service. They are useless.
Is there any way of contacting someone in their organisation that could make things moving ahead


Posted by: Gilles GUERRE at March 17, 2005 12:19 PM