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New Skype 5.2 Update for Mac Brings Group Screen Sharing and Improved Multi-tasking

We are excited to announce that the Skype 5.2 update for Mac is now available for download.

With this new update, Skype for Mac users can now share their screen during a group video call. While screen sharing is already available for free on a one-to-one Skype call, group screen sharing makes communication and collaboration on group calls even richer by enabling people to view presentations, photos and documents on a participant’s screen, perfect for presenting a document to colleagues knowing they can’t skip slides in advance or for sharing holiday photos with friends and family.

To take advantage of group video calling and group screen sharing, one or more call participants must have a Skype Premium subscription. To find out more about Skype Premium subscriptions or start a free seven-day trial, click here.


If you multi-task during a video call, you’ll love the introduction of video in the call control bar. With Skype 5.2 for Mac, if you’re on a video call and wish to switch to another program, you can still see the person you’re talking to, as well as be able to hang up, or mute – all from the call control bar. We know lots of you have asked for this feature over the last few months – we hope you find it useful.

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We’ve also made it easier to find your most active conversations under Recents in the sidebar and added a history section where you can see those that are less active. Overall, with Skype 5.2 for Mac, you’ll find your conversation list less cluttered and easier to navigate through.

Lastly, we often hear from advanced Skype for Mac users who are looking for – or even want to share – tips and shortcuts for enhancing their Skype experience. A guide to many of our favorites Tips and Tricks is now available here and is loaded with tips that will further improve the Skype for Mac user experience and make navigating Skype quicker.

You can download Skype 5.2 for Mac for free here today.

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