Microsoft is reportedly working on a Skype version for Apple Silicon Macs. The first Mac computers with Apple Silicon chips arrived in 2020, and the most popular apps like Discord and Whatsapp have already been updated to run natively with new chips for the best performance. And now Skype will be added to the updated list soon.
Microsoft testing a new version of Skype for Apple Silicon Macs
According to a report by Petri, Microsoft started testing a new version of the Skype for macOS app with native support to the Apple Silicon and is available for Skype Insiders. Microsoft claims that the update will make Skype run 3 times faster on Macs with M1 and M2 chips.
After months of anticipation and customer demand, Skype has finally released its new update for Apple M1 Mac devices, and it’s a game-changer – 3X Faster! Say goodbye to sluggish and slow call experiences, and hello to lightning-fast performance with crystal-clear audio and video quality.
Currently, the app is running on Rosetta 2 which falls short of delivering a smooth user experience. Therefore, the new Skype app on Apple Silicon Macs will deliver faster and more reliable call connections, so users can stay connected with the people that matter the most. Microsoft has also shared a video showing that the time to load chats has been reduced from 200ms to 70ms on M1 Macs.
Skype’s optimized performance for the Apple Silicon M1 chip is designed to provide an unparalleled experience, delivering maximum performance and reliability. With this native Apple M1 support, Skype delivers faster and more reliable call connections, so you can stay connected with the people who matter most to you.
Apps that run natively on Apple Silicon will take full advantage of the M1 and M2 chips. That means MacBook users with the software will use less power, resulting in longer battery life.
The insider version of Skype with support for Apple Silicon Macs is available for download on the app’s website. However, it is not clear when will the update be available for all users.