Microsoft-owned Skype and Facebook continue to deepen their integration. Today, Skype released a new beta version which supports video calls with your friends on Facebook.

Initiating a Facebook-to-Facebook call from within Skype is quite easy; all you need to do is connect your Skype and Facebook accounts. Then, select a Facebook friend and hit the video call button in Skype- your friend simply picks up the call from Facebook. This new feature lets you maintain social connections with your Facebook friends and compliments previously announced features such as being able to see when your Facebook friends are online, read their status updates and IM them all from Skype.

If you would like test the new features, you can download the current beta version from the links below:

Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows
Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac OS X

(via The Big Blog)