Skype for Mac, Mac VoIP, apps for Mac

Skype for Mac version 6.9 has just been released, which marks the first major update since Skype rolled out video messaging to the platform in June.

The Skype team’s ultimate goal is to make Skype a “great way for you to share moments, big and small” and with that in mind, the company has simplified the screen sharing experience. You can now share your entire screen or a specific window with the new Mac edition.

Skype for Mac 6.9 also corrects an annoying bug that caused the name field to overlap with mood messages on some contact profile pages, and brings support for three additional languages: Swedish, Finish, and European Portuguese. Localization is very important in making sure as many people can utilize Skype as a method for everyday communication. Many VoIP and messaging apps already support a large number of languages (imo messenger for instance).

The Skype team has also made the following improvements in addition to those mentioned above:

  • Toolbar search field improvements, including listing phone numbers for Mac contacts
  • Mouse cursor renders as hand over links
  • Chat messages now always appear

Get the latest version of Skype for Mac here. Happy sharing!

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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