Date: Friday, July 5th, 2013, 09:33
Category: News, Software
On Friday, version 126.96.36.1997 of the Skype VoIP application was released. The new version, a 40 megabyte download, offers the following fixes and changes:
- Optimizations to video messaging: To ensure a consistent Skype experience no matter which device you use, we have added entry points for video messaging to the share menu (plus button). You will now be prompted to send a video message if your call goes unanswered for ten seconds.
- Upgrading for users with non-administrator accounts: After downloading 6.6, all future updates will be silently downloaded for you even if you don’t have an administrator account on OS X.
- Improvements to the instant messaging experience: We have reintroduced quick access to the button that lets you edit chat messages. By clicking the arrow that appears on hover next to the timestamp of a message, you can access the editing menu.
- [File Transfer] “Reveal File in Finder” can point to the wrong file when multiple files with the same name are sent via file transfer.
- [Conversations] Sometimes unsent chat message does not show up when switching back to prior a conversation.
- [Generic] In some cases, Skype accesses the non-existent file video.cfg every second.
- [Calling] Cannot block phone numbers.
- [Conversations] Messages sent to a Facebook contact show up multiple times. Fix is in progress.
Skype 188.8.131.527 is available for free and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.