Microsoft released Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows

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Microsoft has released version 6.0 of its VoIP and Skype messaging software released for Mac and Windows. Users can now login with their existing Microsoft or Facebook account, so that an additional registration with Skype deleted. When using a Microsoft account contacts from Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail or are automatically linked to Skype. Thus, for chat via Skype about directly with Windows Live Messenger contacts. Interdepartmental audio and video calls to follow “in the coming weeks.”

Skype 6.0 for Windows comes with a more clearly designed interface. The window for instant messaging and SMS have been revised. The counter for the currently achievable contacts at the bottom of the contact list has been removed to create more space for the actual entries.


Modifies the user his profile picture, he gets all of his previously used photos displayed so that it can more easily switch to an old image. The number of supported languages has increased by six to 38. New additions include Catalan, Croatian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene and Thai.

Microsoft also collects in user consent now extended telemetry data to improve the product. The transmitted reports, the Skype ID and / or Microsoft account ID included. The company verpricht but not to use this information to identify the user or to contact him in contact.

Skype 6.0 for Mac brings back a long time demanded by users Feature: chats can now open in multiple windows. This option Skype had removed the update from version 2.8 to 5.0 in January 2011, which gave him massive user criticism. Also new in version 6.0 is support for Apple’s high-resolution Retina display, as in the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is used. In OS X 10.8 Lion Mountain, there is a known issue with the selection of the new profile picture. Here previously used photos are not displayed, and it can also add any effects.

For the launch of Windows 8 tomorrow, Friday, Microsoft is also on the touch interface of the new operating system customized version of Skype publish. The revised application from the ground up to be easier to use and take advantage of new Windows features. These include the integration in the People Hub, the ability to have individual contacts for quick access as a tile, and the display of chat messages and alerts directly on the home screen.

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