Microsoft is releasing a new update to its Skype for Mac client today. With the latest version 7.50, you can now turn on the Share extension in System settings and this will allow you to easily share files, pictures and more with your Skype contacts.
Be aware that this new feature is only available on macOS 10.10 or higher. To enable it, you have to go to System Preferences > Extensions > Share Menu and then check the box next to Skype. Once it’s enabled, you can right click on any content, select the macOS share menu and select Skype in the list: this will open a pop up window where you can choose your Skype contacts and type a quick message. You can see how it works in the screenshot below:
Last month, a previous update brought Skype call controls, name and profile pictures right on the Touch Bar of Apple’s latest MacBook Pros. Skype for Mac is already a solid messaging app on macOS, and this latest update makes it an even better alternative to Apple’s native iMessage app.