Skype For Mac 5.8 Released With Mountain Lion Support, Better Screen Sharing And More

Posted on Jun 14 2012 - 4:20pm by Editorial Staff


Just after a launch of “Conversation Ads” yesterday, Microsoft has announced the Skype 5.8 for Mac, results in improving the usability of the Skype for Mac client. The new version for Mac brings back the slim contact list, giving an option to reposition and resize your contact list, in whatever the way you like. Users also get better improving Screen Sharing, which lets you share your desktop over a call or show friends and family your photos.

For Skype Premium subscribers ($9.99/month or just $4.99/month if you pay for an entire year), the latest Mac release will simultaneously display your live video alongside your photos, so your friends can also see you and you can see their reactions. This works as a Premium feature with both one-to-one Screen Sharing, as well as Group Screen Sharing.

Skype 5.8 for Mac is built in accordance to work with Apple’s forthcoming desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, in addition to being compatible with past versions of OS X going all the way back to Leopard. Further, the company says the ability to open chats in separate windows and keep track of what’s going on with multiple contacts at once – will be coming to Skype for Mac real soon. For downloads, click here.

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