Skype For Mac Beta 5 Is Out. Group Video Calling & More.

Skype For Mac Beta 5 Is Out. Group Video Calling & More.

Skype has just announced the release of Skype for Mac Beta 5, bringing group video calling, a completely redesigned interface, bigger window and more:

  • New call control bar — Hang up, mute and more from a mini Skype toolbar that sits on top of any web pages, documents or photos you’ve got open
  • Search chat content to easily navigate past conversations
  • Offline IM so that you can send and receive instant messages even if the recipient is offline
  • Personalise contacts via user profiles
  • Quickly rejoin calls if your Internet connection fails momentarily
  • Floating Contacts Monitor to see your online contacts and contact groups

Unfortunately Facebook integration isn’t yet available, something I was particularly excited about.

Another conference. “Great.”

This one’s different, trust us. Our new event for New York is focused on quality, not quantity.

Full review to come , in the mean time, download the app here, note that it requires a Mac with at least a G4, G5, or Intel CPU.

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