Skype 7.8 for Mac is now available!

Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.8 for Mac. We have redesigned the chat input field to give you quicker access to some well-loved features. Now it only takes one click to start sending photos, files, contacts and video messages. We have also added the ability to paste or drag images directly into the input field, for those moments when context is everything. ChatInputField_01Don’t forget that taking screenshots on OS X is quick with Command (⌘)-Shift-Control-4. Just press those keys at the same time, select your image and then paste into the input field.

In addition to the new input field, we’ve also fixed some problems. The bigger ones include:

Fixed Issues

Category Description
Messaging Improved performance when rendering animated GIFs
Application Fixed an issue where chat texts are blurred when the conversation was dragged between displays.

Known Issues

Category Description
Application Sometimes the app crashes on Macbooks with Force Touch trackpad.
Video Computer stutters when Skype window is minimized during a video call

We are working hard to make your Skype experience even better. Please download the new Skype for Mac now, give it a try and let us know what you think. To share feedback from Skype directly, just go to Help > Provide Skype Feedback… from the menu. To get the latest news and tips, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join us on the Skype Community.

Note: Skype 7.8 for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.9 or above.