It is nice to see the Mac Version of Skype starting to gain feature parity with the Windows version.  But this looks totally different than any Skype I’ve ever seen.  It is all in one window and has the following new features:

  1. Group video calling – which allows you to make video calls with more than two people at a time as long as all participants are on the new Mac beta or Skype for Windows 5.0.
  2. New call control bar — Hang up, mute and more from a mini Skype toolbar that sits on top of any web pages, documents or photos you’ve got open
  3. Search chat content to easily navigate past conversations
  4. Offline IM so that you can send and receive instant messages even if the recipient is offline
  5. Personalise contacts via user profiles
  6. Quickly rejoin calls if your Internet connection fails momentarily
  7. Floating Contacts Monitor to see your online contacts and contact groups

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