Skype 5.2 for Mac Adds Group Screen Sharing, Video Call Control Bar

Skype today released its new Skype 5.2 for Mac, adding a pair of significant new features in group video screen sharing and a revamped call control bar that includes video support.


Group screen sharing, which requires the same premium package as for basic group video, allows users to share their screens with all participants in the group call, marking a significant enhancement for teleconferencing. Skype Premium is priced at $4.99 per day or $8.99 per month, with significant savings available on longer-term 3-month and 12-month subscriptions.


Skype 5.2's new control bar now support video calls, floating on top of other applications and files when users switch away to other apps in order to allow them to continue seeing the people they are conversing with. The control bar also offers quick access to mute and end call functionalities.

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43 months ago
Still has the world's worst UI.
Rating: 16 Votes
43 months ago
Still have to pay for video conferencing, what is this 2002? I'll stick with iChat thank you very much, free sounds a lot better to me.
Rating: 10 Votes
43 months ago

2.8 is the best


I'm sticking with 2.8 until it stops being supported. The UI in the 5.x versions sucks big time... :mad:
Rating: 8 Votes
43 months ago
2.8 is the best
Rating: 6 Votes
43 months ago
Just downloaded it and the new UI is AWFUL.
Rating: 5 Votes
43 months ago
Where's the iPad app?:confused:
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago
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Haha, let me download this update and have a nice good laugh at how bad it is. Then let me cry over the fact that I have no other option in the 21st century to make video calls.
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago

Just downloaded it and the new UI is AWFUL.


Then you haven't seen truly AWFUL UI.
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago
Skype have lost the plot
Rating: 4 Votes
43 months ago
Just upgraded to 5.2 on my old macbook that i use to test code on. and still skype 5 is horrible. Will keep 2.8 on my main computer yet again.
Rating: 3 Votes

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