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Skype 5.4 for Mac Beta – Connect your Facebook friends

Today we have released Skype 5.4 for Mac Beta.

Key updates for the newly released build, 5.4.0.1217 are:

  • Facebook connect
  • Facebook chat
  • Skype Home
  • Improved video quality
  • Minor bug fixes

Please download the latest version, Skype 5.4 for Mac today. We are always interested in hearing your feedback, so please report any issues to our Skype Support Network or on our public issue tracker, see guide for issue reporting.

Facebook connect

Similar to Skype for Windows 5.5, Skype now provides Facebook connection capability to Mac users. You can now view read and update your newsfeed or make comments directly from Skype Home. You can also update Skype mood message to your Facebook.

Facebook chat

You can view your Facebook friends' online status from Facebook tag in the contacts window and chat with them directly from Skype.

Skype Home

Skype Home is a new area in Skype which provides relevant updates for you, including your friends' mood message and Facebook newsfeed.

Improved video quality

We have made improvement in video that solves video related technical and performance issues. It also allows users to have multiple video feeds at once that users can have video call with video preference opened.

Minor bug fixes

We also fixed issues reported from end users over the last few months. Thank you for providing us valuable feedbacks.

Full release notes for 5.4.0.1217 are:

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Facebook connect
  • Facebook chat
  • Skype Home
  • Improved video quality

Fixed Issues:

Category Description
General Connection issue in proxy network setting
General Skype opening non-existent video.cfg

Known Issues:

Category Description Current Workaround
Chat Skype may crash in some cases on sign out None
General Spanish version of Skype client does not launch Set OS language to English

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