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This article was published on November 4, 2010


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

Skype For Mac Beta 5 Is Out. Group Video Calling & More.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

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.