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Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac

Today we have released Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac update. In this release, users are able to conduct a Facebook to Facebook call from Skype.
In addition to being able instant message your Facebook friends from Skype and see your Facebook newsfeed in Skype Home, we have made improvements by adding the ability to view your Facebook friends’ online status and make video calls directly from within Skype.

Key updates for the newly released build, are:

New Features and Enhancements:

  • Facebook video calls

Please download the latest version, Skype 5.4 Beta 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.

Fixed Issues:

Category Description
General Skypenames ending with period do not work properly
General Spanish version of Skype client does not launch

Known Issues:

Category Description Current Workaround
Call In Leopard can not press number keys on keyboard to generate touch tones Use buttons in dial pad (CMD + 2)
Video Switching from video to screen sharing during group video call may not work Stop video and then start screen sharing

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