Skype has just announced the release of Skype 5.5 Beta version for Windows, which will enable users to connect with Facebook friends and family.
How does it work? A Facebook contacts tab will appear on the side bar, and users can instant message directly from Skype. In addition, you can view your newsfeed and "likes," and comment on your friends' Facebook statuses. A final version will roll out later this month, but, in the meantime, you can test this version out.