Skype for Mac 2.6 released today: new features abound

Skype today rolls out Skype for Mac 2.6.There's even a feature exclusive for Mac users (i.

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Skype today rolls out Skype for Mac 2.6.

There's even a feature exclusive for Mac users (i.e. not available yet in Windows versions). This is a call-transfer feature that can transfer an ongoing call to another Skype user on user's contact lists. It works via More > Call Transfer.

Other new features in Skype for Mac 2.6 have previously been available only on other platforms. These include:

  • The ability to join public chats;
  • A chat typing indicator that lets Skype chatters see when others are writing a message;
  • Skype Prime: call a premium-service provider and pay for their advice and knowledge with Skype credit;
  • Automatic updates where Skype users can get new features and updates without having to visit Skype's website first;
  • DTMF tones for automatic answering services are now available during Skype-to-Skype calls.

Skype says that other improvements include tweaks in the way Skype handles birthday reminders and other notifications.