Skype has released a beta version of 5.5 which is going to have the ability to chat with your facebook friends. It means you can stay in contact with your facebook and your skype friends in a same application without the need of a browser. Other feature in Skype 5.5 include more smaller controls for ease of use.
This beta version is only available for the windows version with both 32 and 64 bit versions.
Skype has provided an offline installer for the beta version which is available at:
or directly downloaded from: