Skype 5.0 Beta now available for Mac following PC arrival

Skype 5.0 lands for Apple machines after PC success

Skype 5.0 for Mac has now opened up its beta period for all users.

If you use Skype and you own a Mac then great news as the upcoming version 5.0 of the VoIP service is on its way with the beta edition made available for the Apple branded machines for the first time.

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The biggest loss for Mac users is the ommison of being able to bring Facebook friends into a conversation, a feature that has proven popular with users of the Microsoft Skype 5.0 upgrade that came out last month.

Don’t fret though as there are plenty of improvements that include a total revamp, group video calling, offline instant messages, a new Mac-friendly user interface and full integration with user's Mac address books.

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