Skype has released an update to Skype for Windows on Friday, and according to the company it'll be bringing with it a range of new features.

"The second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a number of changes both outside and in - most importantly, you can now make group video calls with up to 10 people. It also welcomes in a fresh new look, as well as increased stability and better quality when making group video calls. Read on to find out more, or download it now", said Skype on its company blog.

PC users will now be able to make group video calls with up to 10 people at a time.

The VoIP company has also said that the new version "is sleeker, neater and crisper than before", as well as adding something it is calling Skype Home a new feature that lets you follow your contacts' mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message, receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.

Oh, and it claims it's now more stable than the previous version, although as it still has the beta tag to it you should still expect it to crash now and then. Thankfully, if that's mid call, the new version also includes automatic call recovery, which should help automatically reconnect Skype calls that are interrupted due to network problems.