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.