Microsoft Updates Skype for Mac

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Skype with 0 Comments


Microsoft this week released Skype 7.5 for Mac, adding support for several new languages, fixing several crash issues, and improving performance.

Skype 7.5 for Mac includes the following improvements.

Support for 14 new languages: Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

Fixed crash issues. Microsoft says it has fixed “a bunch of crash issues.”

Significantly reduced CPU usage. If you use animated emoticons, Skype 7.5 offers significantly reduced CPU consumption, making the app more stable and efficient.

What this release doesn’t fix is an issue with screen sharing: Currently, Skype for Mac disables screen sharing if you pause and then resume a call. There’s no real workaround for this issue, yet, but presumably it will be fixed in a coming update.

You can download Skype 7.5 for Mac from the Skype web site.

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