updated 12:05 pm EDT, Thu June 14, 2012
Also enables video auto-rotation for calls with mobile users
VoIP service Skype has released a new version of its Mac client, 5.8. One of the main additions is support for OS X Mountain Lion, which is set to be launched next month. The company has also responded to complaints and re-introduced the slim contact list, which can be resized and repositioned as necessary.
When talking to people using the iOS or Android apps, the Mac software will now automatically detect when a person has rotated their mobile device, and adjust incoming video on a Mac automatically. Auto-rotation was already supported for incoming Windows Phone video; Skype is notably owned by Microsoft. Premium subscribers, meanwhile, can now see photos and live video simultaneously during Screen Sharing.
The Skype for Mac client is a free download, but some features require either a Premium or pay-per account. The company is promising that a future Mac release will add the ability to open chats in separate windows, and talk to multiple contacts at once.