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New in Beta: Skype 5.0 for Mac

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

More than six months after the Skype 5.0 beta came to Windows machines, the popular VoIP, IM, and video chat client has been updated on OS X.

Like its Windows counterpart, the big addition to Skype 5.0 for Mac is five-way group video chatting; but it’s also received some Mac-exclusive treatments. For example, the Mac address book is now integrated into the Skype app, a revamped mini Skype toolbar, and an overall refreshed appearance. Additional new features include: searchable chat history, offline IM, floating contacts monitor, and improved call rejoining.

This version requires OS X 10.5.8 or higher, at least a 1GHz Intel processor, and an down/up connection of at least 1Mbps/256kbps for one on one voice calls, and at least a 4Mbps/1Mbps down/up for group video calling.

Click Here to get Skype for Mac 5.0 beta.

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