I’ve just download Skype 3.2 beta and as promised it’s now PayPal enabled! I can now right click any contact and send them money via PayPal without even leaving Skype to do so. Of course before you start sending money you have to link your Skype account to your PayPal account. Even better then sending money, once you’ve linked your Skype account to your PayPal account people can send you money through Skype, and it’ll appear directly in your PayPal account.
If anyone would like to test send money in Skype feel free to send me some – my skype account is mountroadcomputers 😉
Another cute innovation is Skype Find, it enables you to search a locality for a local business such as a restaurant, pub, hotel, garage etc. If you have a favourite you can add it to the directory so that others can find it!
Contact management is improved with the ability to search your address books from Outlook, Outlook Express, Hotmail, Yahoo! and Gmail. If your contacts already have a skype account they’ll be added, and if not Skype can automatically send them a note encouraging them to sign up.
There’s a lot to like in the new version of Skype, well worth waiting a few minutes for the download.