Skype released the first beta version of Skype 3.0. This new version will allow users to create their own moderated chatrooms.
As in previous update stages, Skype 3.0 has received a slightly redesigned and extended interface design and numerous new features that let people communicate in more ways than simple one-on-one chats and one-on-one voice calling. Most significantly, public moderated voice chats are the main new feature in Skype 3.0.
Users can set up "Skypecasts," which have the feel of a live podcast in which you have the choice to listen or actively participate, within a few minutes through Skype's website. A new "live" tab within the Skype client enables users to search and join currently running Skypecasts, much like they would join a private chat. When leaving the Skypecast, users are presented with a participant list and the opportunity to contact these users.