Skype 5 for Mac Lands with 'UI Tweaks, Group Calling Now Premium'

Skype 5 for Mac is now out of beta, bringing its shiny new single-window interface to the masses.As a result, Skype has made a number of tweaks to this final version that aim to address the criticisms. Skype has slimmed down the huge main window from the beta, and decreased the (frankly enormous) amount of […]

Skype 5 for Mac is now out of beta, bringing its shiny new single-window interface to the masses.

As a result, Skype has made a number of tweaks to this final version that aim to address the criticisms. Skype has slimmed down the huge main window from the beta, and decreased the (frankly enormous) amount of whitespace in the contact list and the chat interface. It also brought back full-screen video chat and made it easier to view and hide the chat options when in a conversation.

Skype 5 for Mac

However, the final release also means that group video chat -- which was previously free in the beta version -- is now a premium feature, with a day pass costing $4.99, and a monthly subscription costing $8.99. A 7-day trial is included within the latest release.

For a closer look at Skype for Mac 5, check out Skype's promotion video, embedded after the break.

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