Skype 2.6 Beta is here
Today we released Skype 2.6 for Mac Beta. Although our main focus was on quality, we’ve also added a few new features. One of them so new it’s released first on Mac and only later on other platforms.
Visually Skype 2.6 for Mac hasn’t changed a great deal. This is because you, our users, have been asking for better quality rather than more bells and whistles. So we did just that – we’ve ironed out tons of bugs. We understand that even the small things like handling birthday reminders or other notifications are very important for Mac users so we spent a lot of time streamlining the small stuff.
While our focus was on quality, we still managed to pack some new features that you won’t immediately see. For the first time in the history of Skype you can now transfer an ongoing call to another Skype user. Simply click on “More” in the call window of an incoming call and select the Skype contact you want to pass the call on to. Note that caller has to use the new version of Skype for Mac or a recent version (3.0 or up) of Skype for Windows for call transfer to work.
We also added some features that were already available on our Windows versions, but not yet for Macs. Now you can :
- See when others are writing a message with typing indicator
- Join public chats
- Call any Skype Prime premium services provider and seamlessly pay with your Skype credit
- Use DTMF tones during Skype-to-Skype calls
Last but not least – the new Skype for Mac prompts you when new versions become available and auto-updates itself if you so decide.
Download Skype 2.6 for Mac Beta now (scroll down) and let us know what you think of it by adding comments below.
For those that are a little more technical, please check our the Skype for Mac Developer Site where it contains Release Notes and details on how to submit Bug Reports if you so wish. Also, please don’t forget about the Skype for Mac forums