Beta 5 of Skype for Mac has just been made public with lots of new features and a totally re-designed UI. With this latest release, it seems that the Mac Version of Skype is finally beginning to catch up with the Windows counterpart especially in terms of features. The new UI is something never seen before which is basically an “all in one window” experience.
Below are the new features added to Skype for Mac Beta 5:
– Group video calling – which allows you to make video calls with more than two people at a time as long as all participants are on the new Mac beta or Skype for Windows 5.0.
– 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
Watch the Skye 5 beta for Mac demo below and tell us how you find this latest beta especially the new UI in our comments section.
Download Skype 5 Beta For Mac (Direct Link)