Good News for all Apple users out there. Skype has finally released the much awaited beta version which includes the most talked-about feature called, Group Calling. Skype 5.0 Beta has been made public which does see a push in with the new feature but sadly the Facebook integration has not been adopted compare to the Windows Version of Skype. A few months back Skype had rolled out the beta version for Windows which came flashing in, for the public, with the Group Calling feature. Later in October, Skype successfully made the finalized version of Skype 5 for Windows available.
Skype Product Manager, Krishna Panicker told:
The new Skype 5.0 is introducing a revamped look and feel that simplifies navigation and provides a more Mac-like experience.
The new version was presented with a brand new look with big buttons and a larger font size. Skype kept all the successful running features intact but did re-arrange them in style.
Skype 5.0 Beta for Mac bring in almost the same upgrades as Windows, with the most significant update being Group Calling. The update allows up to five participants to tag along the Group Calling feature while all users are conveniently displayed in the same window. For a start, Skype will be offering a 28-day free trial while later users need to be included in the premium package to enjoy the feature.
One thing which makes the Mac version lag behind is the presence of Facebook Integration. The Mac version doesn’t support this feature which the latest Windows edition does. Skype intends to use the Mac Address Book to act as its Facebook client.
Hopefully, Mac users need to wait for the final version to be made public as to see Facebook integration.
via [Digital Trends]