Microsoft releases Skype 7.8 for Mac featuring visual and under-the-hood changes

Brad Stephenson

Skype releases Skype 7.8 for Mac

Skype on Mac has updated to version 7.8 and features a few changes both visual and under the hood. The chat input field has been redesigned to simplify tasks such as sending photos, files, contacts and video messages which can now be done with a single click. Users can now drag and drop images and other files directly into the chat field for easier attaching. Rendering of animated GIF files in chat has been improved and a bug that caused text to become blurred has also been fixed. Skype 7.8 for Mac is available for download now and requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher to run.

Skype has been in the news quite a bit recently due to some customer data concerns in Belgium which you can read more about here. They’ve also been making some updates to their iPhone and Android apps and have released a preview of their own translator app, Skype Translator, which is now available to the public on Windows Store. We gave Skype Translator a test run after its launch earlier this month and while it’s not perfect, it does look very promising. Make sure to give our hands-on impression a look. We’ve even made a video of our time with it.

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