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The native Skype application for Mac has just been updated to version 6.1, and it brings a new click to call feature in Safari to boot — letting you click on phone numbers in Safari to make VoIP calls — along with a revamped user profile.

The click to call feature requires users to download the Skype Click to Call add-on. The new profile view makes it easier to access your account page and has improved navigation. In addition, Skype has also fixed a few bugs in this release, and mentioned that one of these is the fact that “Growl is not selectable” under Preferences, and “Skype reverts back to built-in notification.”

Skype for Mac 6.1, Apple Mac Skype, Safari VoIP Click to Call

Says Microsoft:

Stop wasting time retyping numbers from the web into your mobile phone or landline. You can now switch between browsing the internet and making calls with just one click.

Save money too. Our local business partners are picking up the cost of your calls to them, so many numbers are now free for you to call with Skype Click to Call installed. Look for numbers across the web marked ‘free’.

You can download the new version now directly from

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at