Microsoft has released the latest version of Skype for Mac with adjusted color contrast for improved readability and a long list of bug fixes. Skype 7.2 for Mac arrives less than two months after the voice calling and messaging app received a major overhaul in time for OS X Yosemite.

The bug fixes mainly resolve crashing issues that some Skype for Mac users have been experiencing, including when changing profile pictures, playing test sounds and navigating pages during the welcome tour, clicking the call phone number or SMS buttons and more.

Microsoft is aware that Skype for Mac may encounter high CPU usage when idle on a profile page, listing the problem as a known issue but not yet providing a workaround solution. The complete changelog of new features and fixed issues for Skype 7.2 follows below:


  • Adjusted color contrast in chat for improved readability

Fixed Issues

Category Description
Application Crash when changing profile picture
Application Crash in welcome tour when playing test sound and navigating to the next page
Application Crash when launching Skype with Ecamm Call Recorder 2.5.11 installed
Account Call phone number button and Send SMS button on contact’s profile page not working

Skype 7.2 for Mac requires OS X Mavericks or later. The latest Skype update is available for free. In addition to overhauling Skype for Mac, the Microsoft-owned communication platform also recently began rolling out Skype for Web with support for OS X Safari with invitations appearing on Skype’s website for its users.

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