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Watch Web Videos in Skype Chat Window

The new release of Skype 3.5 allows you to watch web videos and share them with other Skype contacts without leaving the Skype Chat window - you can search videos online and embed them in the same area of the Skype chat window where you type the text messages.

Related: How to Record Skype Calls

Here's how the new Video Embedding feature of Skype works [limited to DailyMotion and MetaCafe, no YouTube or Google Video support yet]

  1. First you have click the "new" Video button in the Skype Text Chat window (just next to the Emoticons link) 
  2. This opens a video search Skype window where you can either browse video by tags/ratings or search using keywords. Then click the "Insert in Chat" button to embed that video in your Skype chat session.

That's it. Your Skype friend can click the green Play icon to begin playing - he or she can chat with you simultaneously in the same window.