Skype updated to

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Date: Friday, July 5th, 2013, 09:33
Category: News, Software


On Friday, version 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.

Known issues:
– [Conversations] Messages sent to a Facebook contact show up multiple times. Fix is in progress.

Skype 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.

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2 Responses to “Skype updated to”

  1. Nice thing is that the chat services work again under OS X 10.9 Mavericks! Thanks for listening to your customers on the message board, Skype!

  2. Others have posted elsewhere that it beachballs under Mavericks, so who is right?