Skype 5.2 For Mac Adds Group Screen Sharing

Mac OS X: Skype Premium subscribers can now use screen sharing in group video calls with Skype 5.2 on Mac.

Skype 5 Beta for Mac added back in November group video calling and address book integration. The Skype 5.2 update adds screen sharing to the mix, so you can share presentations, documents, photos, and whatever else you want with multiple people in a video call. The feature should greatly enhance team and client meetings.

Since newly launched (and still in invite-only beta) Google+ Hangouts is an excellent free group video chat, the new group screen sharing feature in Skype may help it stay competitive for businesses. It is, however, not free. Group video and screen sharing are only available for Skype Premium subscribers. Subscriptions start at $US4.49 a month (50 per cent off through to July 31), or you can get a $US4.99 day pass for less regular group meeting needs.

Skype 5.2 for Mac


    Doubt I'll update it since the newer versions look cluttered and annoying to use.

    And I still won't update from 2.8 [something or another] because the current version utilises more screen estate than necessary.

    And hideously large... and replicates the features of iChat.

    I swear if Apple just managed to route everything reliably over GTalk people might use that. But no, they force people to use AIM or mobile me accounts (sucks in areas where MSN and Google Talk are popular) and even then can be unreliable behind certain routers.

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