Skype has released a new public version of its Mac app with full screen video mode for OS X Lion, automatic updates, improved group calling, and more. Version 5.6 includes multiple bug fixes and interface improvements.
With this release Skype has introduced automatic updates, making it easier to get the latest version of the app. Another welcomed improvement is the ability to delete select messages within a conversation or completely clear an entire conversation from your account history. You can also disable the app’s automatic adjustment of your Mac’s mic in preferences.
Skype 5.6 for Mac includes multiple user interface tweaks, including the ability to switch between “dynamic mode” and “non-dynamic mode” during group calls of 5 or more people. When dynamic mode is enabled, the person currently speaking is moved to the center of the viewing window.
You also use OS X Lion’s full screen mode in version 5.6 of Skype to get rid of distractions. The feature can be enabled by clicking the split arrows in the top right corner of the app.
Skype 5.6 for Mac can be downloaded directly or installed via “Check for Updates” on your Mac running OS X lion.