The best part of the recent Skype beta was its battle royale video chatting. But the beta label is gone—and now the (free) fun is too. Group chat will now cost $4.99 per day, or $8.99 a month.

This sucks, and seems like a terrific way to discourage use of what was hitherto one of the program's coolest features. The new version includes UI updates and other tweaks, but still—boo. Boo, we say. [Skype via SlashGear]