Skype announced Skype for Windows 8 today, bringing together popular Skype features and the new design of Windows 8. The new version of the popular software will offer features such as IM, audio and video calls. According to the company, the new release focuses on delivering an experience that is simpler, faster and easier to use.
It also takes advantage of some of the new features and functionality of Windows 8, including integration in to the People Hub, ability to pin favorite contacts as a tile for easy access and the Skype Live Tile that shows messages and notifications right on the Start Screen.
The new version of Skype will be released on October 26. Once you get that new Windows 8 device you can download it for free from the Windows Store.