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What's new in Skype for Mac?

Looking for the latest Skype for Mac releases? Wondering what feature changes and improvements are in each release? Check the table below for all of the details on the most recent releases.

Version Changes and new features
Skype 7.53
released May 17th, 2017
  • Stability and performance improvements.
Skype 7.52
released May 4th, 2017
  • Quickly get to video messages, press play to watch a video message while it's still downloading.
  • General fixes.
Skype 7.51
released April 26th, 2017
  • Stability and performance improvements.
Skype 7.50
released April 5th, 2017
  • Share files, videos, photos, links and more directly to Skype! Just click on the share button and select Skype from the share menu. Turn this on, go to System Preferences, select Extensions, select Share Menu, and then check the box next to Skype.
  • Stability and performance improvements.
Skype 7.49
released March 23rd, 2017
  • When searching for new contacts, you will now see the number of mutual friends
  • Added Touch Bar support for input field buttons:
    • send files
    • send video message
    • send location
    • send contacts
    • emoticon picker
Skype 7.48
released March 9th, 2017
Skype 7.47
released February 27th, 2017
  • Easier upgrade flow
  • Signing in with your Facebook account now opens in web view rather than your browser. 
  • Stability and Performance improvements
  • General fixes
Skype 7.45
released February 8th, 2017
  • Now users on Mac OS 10.12 are able to share pictures by dragging/dropping them from to Skype chat window
  • Stability and Performance Improvements
  • General fixes
Skype 7.44
released January 11th, 2017
  • Stability and Performance Improvements
  • General fixes
Skype 7.43
released December 14th, 2016
  • Improved quoting for single messages
  • Chat opens where the conversation left off last time (only for users with Skype Credit and subscription)
  • General improvements to screen sharing
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.42 
released November 30th, 2016
  • Stability Improvements - Fix in place for users experiencing drop of suspended calls
  • General fixes
Skype 7.41 
released November 16th, 2016
  • Users can now see GIFs playing inside the chat when receiving or sending one
  • There are more image control commands on the File Transfer context menu
  • General fixes
Skype 7.39 
released October 19th, 2016
  • Users can "hang everyone up" in a hostless call
  • General fixes
Skype 7.37 
released September 26th, 2016
  • Skype now supports OS X 10.10+
  • General fixes
Skype 7.36 
released September 14th, 2016
  • When plugging in a new USB or Bluetooth device (audio/video, webcam, microphone, or headset), you'll receive a prompt and can decide whether you want to set it as your default device for Skype communications
  • General improvements, including improvements to Swift Cards
Skype 7.35
released August 24th, 2016
Skype 7.34
released August 17th, 2016
  • Hostess calling - if you initiate a call and drop off, the call will stay active with the remaining participants. 
  • Birthday reminders now include a credit gifting link.
Skype 7.33
released July 27th, 2016
  • Skype is now more accessible using VoiceOver. It's also easier to Add People during a call and to choose your favorite emoticons. 
  • General fixes
Skype 7.32
released July 20th, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype 7.31
released June 29th, 2016
  • Rich text now shows Emoticons in the text edit box. 
  • Menu button in location message - Once you share a location the user will then see a menu giving you a choice of options. 
Skype 7.30
released June 15th, 2016
  • Improved name labels in contact search
  • Improved sidebar icons in compact view
Skype 7.29
released May 23rd, 2016
  • Support for font colors in IM
  • General fixes
Skype 7.28
released May 18th, 2016
  • Share your location - open the media bar, click the pin icon, and then send your location to the conversation. 
  • Start a conversation right from the Skype dock icon and get your conversations faster. Tap the Skype icon to reveal new commands.
    • Call phone numbers: Opens the dial pad, so you can quickly call landlines and mobiles (you'll need some Skype credit or a subscription to make a call).
    • Start a new conversation: The fastest way to open a new chat, copy the URL and invite people to the conversation. Even add people who aren't on Skype!
Skype 7.27
released May 4th, 2016
  • Automatically adjust microphone settings - We have addressed the issue with the microphone volume not being loud enough in calls. 
  • New design of the video calling experience. When making a one-to-one video call, the other person's video will be fully in the calling window, cropping out the sides. Double-tap the video to return to the normal, non-cropped view. 
  • General fixes
Skype 7.26
released April 20th, 2016
  • Bot support enabled
  • General fixes
Skype 7.25
released April 7th, 2016
  • General fixes
Skype 7.24 for Mac
released March 23rd, 2016
  • SlimView, improved adaptive layout for small window sizes
  • Added detailed sidebar view items under the View-Sidebar menu - Compact, Regular, and Detailed
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for Skype Home, contacts, and history
  • Allow users to get directions to shared locations
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.21 for Mac
released February 16th, 2016
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.19 for Mac
released January 11th, 2016
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.18 for Mac
released December 9th, 2015
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.17 for Mac
released November 25th, 2015
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.16 for Mac
released November 11th, 2015
  • Support Force Touch to QuickLook file transfers
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.15 for Mac
released October 28th, 2015
  • New default avatar color scheme
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.14 for Mac
released October 14th, 2015
  • In Mac Contacts you can now "Call with Skype" and "Send SMS with Skype"
  • General Fixes
Skype 7.13 for Mac
released September 30th, 2015
  • Support for OS X El Capitan (10.11)
  • Support for split screen mode (OS X El Capitan (10.11) and above)
Skype 7.12 for Mac
released August 19th, 2015
  • Improved color contrast for accessibility
  • General fixes
Skype 7.11 for Mac
released August 24th, 2015
  • Improvements for the emoticon picker
  • General fixes
Skype 7.10 for Mac
released July 22nd, 2015
  • Improvements for the emoticon picker
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.9 for Mac
released June 17th, 2015
  • Improvements for the emoticon picker
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.8 for Mac
released May 27th, 2015
  • Improved chat input field
  • Improved in-app feedback form
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.7 for Mac
released April 15th, 2015
  • Previews for links in chat
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.6 for Mac
released March 19th, 2015
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.5 for Mac
released February 26th, 2015
  • Support for Hindi, Turkish, Czech, Ukrainian, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, Indonesian, Catalan, Croatian, Slovak, Vietnamese, Thai, and Malay
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.2 for Mac
released November 26th, 2014
  • Stability improvements
Skype 7.1 for Mac
released October 29th, 2014
Skype 7.0 for Mac
released October 8th, 2014
  • Redesigned and improved UI
  • Roaming favorites (automatically synchronized on all platforms)
Skype 6.19 for Mac
released July 9th, 2014
  • Stability improvements
  • Accessibility improvements
Skype 6.18 for Mac
released June 11th, 2014
  • Technical improvements
To get all the benefits of Skype for Mac, make sure you have the latest version installed. Learn more about upgrading to the latest version.

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