On Tuesday, Skype announced the fourth version of its free messaging client which aims at making the experience both easier and better in quality after a fairly long beta version.

Skype says that the new version 4.0 that brings a refined interface, improved call quality, and full-screen video to the popular voice and has a new built-in Internet bandwidth manager that provides faster data transfers using a microphone or webcam.

Whether it's saying hello to your daughter at college or reading a book to your child while you're away on business, Director of product strategy Mike Bartlett said in a statement Video calling lets you have the conversations that make a difference, and it really feels almost as good as being there.

Skypes also improves its audio quality. The new codec uses less than 50% of bandwidth than in previous versions along with better quality of transmitted vice.

The latest version of the app is downloadable today for Windows on Skype's site: