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.
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.