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Skype 5.4 beta for Mac adds Facebook integration

updated 10:30 am EDT, Thu September 15, 2011

Skype 5.4 for Mac beta has Facebook chat

Skype caught Mac users up to their Windows equivalents quickly with the launch of the 5.4 for Mac beta. The new release gives users the first stages of Facebook integration with cross-platform text chat if they choose to connect. It's similarly possible to post Facebook status updates and view Facebook updates from others inside the app filtered by the originating network.

Full-fledged Facebook video chat isn't present in either the Mac or Windows versions but is promised for the long term.

Users are also being given a gentle push into paying for service. Those who have neither a subscription nor credits will get visual ads. Anyone else, even those with small amounts of credit, will still get the cleaner layout.

Skype hasn't said when it expects 5.4 to exit beta.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Rob

    Via Facebook

    Joined: Sep 2011


    UI Improvements

    Are there any improvements to the crapy UI in Skype 5? I've reverted back to 2.8

  1. facebook_János

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    Joined: Sep 2011


    comment title

    And can we share a prt of our screen??? As it was there in previous version and missing from 5????

  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It's ugly! Whatever happened to the beautiful compact Skype 2.6 layout? I don't want a full webpage in my chat window

  1. bleee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Getting bloated

    Skype is turning into MSN Messenger for PC.... All I want is to make some calls I don't need to see what my friends are doing, I don't need the weather, traffic updates, the latest fashion trends etc....

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