Skype 5.5 Beta For Mac Released With Design Improvements And New Call Features

Skype 5.5 Beta For Mac Released With Design Improvements And New Call Features

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Skype has released a new beta for Mac users today that brings an enhanced call UI and more features. Call quality and stabilization improvements have also been introduced.

Today, we’re pleased to announce an update to Skype for Mac with the launch of Skype 5.5 for Mac Beta. This update includes improved Call UI, the ability to accept incoming calls with or without video and improvements in call quality and stabilization. The improved discoverability of Skype’s Call allows Mac users to easily mute their microphone, send video, share their screen, send files and even add more people during a call.

We would like to encourage our most frequent users to try this build and provide feedback on the new call functionality – your ongoing feedback plays a significant role in helping us drive continuous product improvement.

Users can download the Skype 5.5 beta for Mac [download link] and give the app a test run. Let us know what you think in the comments!

  • VotersRights

    Cult of Mac, where we censor honest debate by silencing our readers complaints, and force Android spam down their throats daily.

    The best thing about this is that there are tons of Apple news sites. We’ll all just move on and CoM can fire the editors for losing readership.

  • Jackson Myers

    What does that have to do with Skype?

  • Len Williams

    The beta version of Skype is 5.5, yet Skype’s site calls it 5.4. Doesn’t seem much different from 5.3, although the list view for contacts is nice. What I’d like to see is a two-column layout for list view so I can see more of my contacts onscreen.

  • Valentijn Langendorff

    skype for me is a bare minimum gui… no extra stuff around it, better OS interface integration etc

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