Skype for MacSkype, the popular VoIP service, just  released a new version of its client for MacOS, removing the beta label and introducing group video calling as part of the Premium package, as well as a number of user interface and other improvements including live chat customer support.

Other enhancements of Skype 5.0 for Mac include

  • Smaller real estate
  • 30% more contacts shown with new tighter contact list
  • White space reduction allowing more visible data
  • Contact monitor to see if they are online
  • Optional full screen mode in video calls
  • Easier to chat when call is in progress

You can try the premium service out for free for 7 days, and then purchase either a day pass starting at $4.99 (€3.49/£2.99)* or as a monthly subscription for $8.99 (€5.99/£4.99)* per month. New users receive a 7-day free trial. Download here! .

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