Skype 6 has been released for Windows and available for download from official website. While Skype for Windows 8 is set to available on Friday, this week, meanwhile Skype 5.11 users can rejoice before Windows 8 users as Skype 6 has been released for Windows 7 and earlier versions and its time for upgrade.

Don’t forget Skype is acquired by Microsoft, it now shows its true colors like asks you to set Bing as Search engine and MSN as homepage for IE, Firefox and Chrome browser during the install which you can avoid by unchecking them, and proceed with Skype installation.

Skype 6.0 released

Skype Click to Call browser plugin is something you can also opt-out during installation. You can now able to sign into Skype with your Facebook login credentials, this can be useful if you don’t have a Skype account, this feature has been recently integrated into Skype 5.11.

To download Skype, now you need to sign into the Skype website or create an account that’s annoying. However here at Techdows we provide offline installers for common users having slow internet connection or bandwidth issues. As usual you can grab Skype 6 full offline installer from below.

Skype 6 works on Windows 7/Vista/7.

Download Skype 6 offline installer [27.9 MB]

Note: New features and changelog not available at the time of writing, I hope this can’t prevent you from Installing new version of Skype on Windows.

Update : Skype 6 has been released and available  for Mac and Windows.

Here is what’s new in Skype 6.0.

Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration
Sign up and sign-in is easier than ever. You can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft or Facebook account – there’s no need to create a new Skype account. This makes it even easier to connect with friends on Skype without having to set up another account.
IM friends on Messenger
Now you can instant message your Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and contacts via Skype all in one place. If you use a Microsoft account today, merging your accounts is easy – just sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account.
Calling with Messenger friends is coming soon
We’re working on polishing a feature which will enable audio and video calls to Windows Live Messenger customers using Skype desktop clients. The feature will be available in coming weeks.