Skype 6 for Mac Now Supports Facebook Logins and the Retina Display

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:47 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
SkypelogoMicrosoft has updated Skype to version 6, adding Retina display support as well as the ability to sign into Skype using a Facebook account. This eliminates the need to sign up for a separate Skype account. Last year, Skype added the ability to make Facebook chat and video calls to its app.
Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration
Sign up and sign-in is easier than ever. You can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft or Facebook account - there's no need to create a new Skype account. This makes it even easier to connect with friends on Skype without having to set up another account.

IM friends on Messenger
Now you can instant message your Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts via Skype all in one place. If you use a Microsoft account today, merging your accounts is easy - just sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account.

Calling with Messenger friends is coming soon
We're working on polishing a feature which will enable audio and video calls to Windows Live Messenger customers using Skype desktop clients. The feature will be available in coming weeks.

Open Chats in Multiple Windows
We hear your feedback! With this release we've added support to open chats in multiple windows.

Retina Display Support
We also added another feature you've asked for - support Retina display. Now you can take full advantage of improved usability and of higher resolution screens.
Skype for Mac is a free download from Skype.com.

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26 months ago
Does it still have that pig ugly, and oversized GUI ?
I am still on 2.something because of it.
Rating: 11 Votes
26 months ago
How about Notification Center support?
Rating: 11 Votes
26 months ago
When are they going to release the update that fixes crappiness?
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago

How about Notification Center support?


I installed it. Notification Center support's included.
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

How much RAM does this version use? Version 2.8 used 50mb. Version 5 needs 120 -150mb.


Without doing anything (just being open), 163MB here.
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago

Does it still have that pig ugly, and oversized GUI ?
I am still on 2.something because of it.


THIS.

Holy hell, the UI designer for Skype 5 should be FIRED.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago

Yep. Don't see any difference in the GUI


I'll stick to my reliable 2.8.X then
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago

Does it still have that pig ugly, and oversized GUI ?
I am still on 2.something because of it.

Yep. Don't see any difference in the GUI
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
How much RAM does this version use? Version 2.8 used 50mb. Version 5 needs 120 -150mb.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
That icon!
Also, the menu bar icon is now black instead of coloured (e.g. green as online).
Rating: 2 Votes

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