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Skype 2.8 for Mac adds screen sharing, better audio and video

Published Jul 22nd, 2009 3:03PM EDT

Who doesn’t love a little bit of Skype action? If you’re a Mac user, though, Skype 2.8 Gold adds (or improves on if you were using a beta version) some awesome features like screen sharing (you can even share just a part of your screen for privacy reasons), Skype Access, and improved audio and video support. Skype Access is a way to pay for Wi-Fi hotspot access using your Skype account balance which can simplify things for those on the move we guess. Here’s a couple more updated features:

  • Improved chat management (sort chats, set priorities)
  • Quick add (self explanatory but let’s you add new people to chats)
  • Mood message chat (“it’s a bit like Twitter”)
  • Support for large profile pictures
  • Hidden avatars in incoming contact requests
  • Add notes to contacts

Skype 2.8 Gold is available for download immediately from Skype’s website.


Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of the newly formed BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.