Skype released an update to Skype for Windows, which allows you to make group video calls with up to ten people. This is in beta.
There is also a new design. Skype's Peter Parkes writes, "You'll notice that the new-look Skype is sleeker, neater and crisper than before, and we're proud of the work our interface designers have done to refine and mature the interface for this version. We've also added Skype Home, where you can follow your contacts' mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message, receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype."
Other improvements include:
- Skype Home experience
- Offline instant messaging
- New contact search and add experience
- Enhanced call experience under problematic conditions
- Post call experience
This version of Skype can be downloaded here. Remember, everyone participating in the video call has to be using this version.