Skype 6.2 For Mac Brings eGifting, Removes Verification For One-Way SMS

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Did you forget to get your loved one a gift for Valentine’s Day? Then you’re a bad person. But maybe you can forge a desperate plea for forgiveness by sending them some credit on Skype. Yeah, I know that’s an awful suggestion, but you’re the one who forgot Valentine’s Day!

The latest update to Skype for Mac introduces eGifting, allowing users to send credit to their contacts, and removes verifications for one-way SMS.

Skype 6.2 is available to download now for Mac, and it comes with a number of handy improvements. For the first time, users can send credit eGifts to their contacts from right within the app.

When you get a birthday notification you can choose to gift someone with credit on their birthday. They can use the credit to call you or anyone they care about, at any time.

In addition to this, the update removes the verification for one-way SMS, so users can now send messages without having to verify their telephone number. It also fixes a whole host of issues, including those affecting file transfers, preferences, contact lists, and screen sharing.

You’ll find further details on these fixes by hitting the source link below, where you’ll also be able to download the latest version of Skype.

  • Paullloydjohnson

    Skype= poor mans iMessage/FaceTime. No thanks!

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