If you have linked your Skype and Facebook accounts then there are some changes coming up that you should be aware of.
If you sign in to Skype with your Facebook account and have problems doing so after 21 April, please download the latest version of Skype to fix the issue.
At the end of this month, Facebook is making a number of changes to the way they connect their products with partners like Skype. If you have linked your Facebook and Skype accounts, this will have the following effects:
You will no longer be able to send Facebook messages to friends from Skype
You will no longer be able to see your Facebook newsfeed in Skype Home
You will no longer be able to post Facebook status updates from Skype Home
On some older versions of Skype, you might not be able to sign in with your Facebook account
there is a way to stay connected with your Facebook friends who already use Skype. To help you do this, we’re adding a new feature in Skype Home today. This will make it easier to find Facebook friends who have linked their account with Skype and add them as contacts.
Adding them as Skype contacts will also allow you to do more together than when you were divided across Skype and Facebook. Once you’re both on Skype, you’ll be able to send documents, pictures and video messages and start group video calls.
On Skype for Windows desktop this is how you find your Facebook friends:
1. Open Skype and click on Home:
2. Below Facebook friends on Skype, select the friend you want to add, then click Add to Contacts.
3. Type an optional greeting and click Send.
On Skype for Mac, the steps to find your friends are similar:
1. Open Skype and click on the Home button.
2. Below Facebook friends on Skype, select the friend you want to add.
3. In the pop-up window that appears, type an optional greeting and click Send.
Important notice from Skype for Facebook users.