New Skype 5.6 for Mac Released

We know quite a few of you out there ditched landlines long ago. We did, using a combination of our cell phones, Google Voice, and a Skype account for group calls. Microsoft just released a new update to Skype for Mac, bringing several new features...

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New features and improvements in Skype 5.6 for Mac include:

  • Automatic Updates
  • Improved UI for group video calling
  • New full screen mode in OS X Lion
  • Ability to delete conversations
  • Ability to disable Audio Gain Control

Automatic Updates Skype will now automatically upgrade to newer versions when minor and critical updates are released. This will keep you on the cutting edge with Skype's newest features.

UI improvement in group video calling
Switch between dynamic mode and non-dynamic mode in group video calls with 5 or more participants. With dynamic mode on, the person who is speaking is automatically moved to the top of the screen.

Support for full screen mode in OS X Lion
Now, you can take advantage of full screen mode in Skype. This feature eliminates distractions from the Dock and Menu bars, while enhancing your interaction with your loved ones.

Ability to delete conversations
Delete messages within a conversation, as well as remove conversations from the sidebar and your history.

Ability to disable Audio Gain Control from Preferences
Disable the automatic adjustment of your microphone setting in your preferences in order to reduce the background noise during conference calls.