Skype Download on Mac

skype for mac appSkype is the most popular free video and voice call software. It not only works on Windows, but has native version for all Macs from version 10.5.8 (Leopard), including the latest Mountain Lion.

Although Skype for Mac usually lags behind Windows version, it has most basic features that Skype for Windows provides. By downloading Skype for Mac, you're able to make free Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls and instant messaging on any operating system. Now Skype for Mac works seamlessly with Facebook. It's easier than even to connect with your Facebook friends through Skype on Mac. With Skype Premium, you can do more, e.g. unlimited calls and group calls.

Download Skype for Mac Version Version: Skype for Mac 6.0

System Requirements of Skype for Mac

  • CPU: 1GHz Intel processor
  • OS: Mac OS X v10.5.8 (Leopard) or later.
  • Disk Space: 100 MB free disk space.
  • Microphone: Either USB or regular headset if your Mac does not have a built-in microphone.
  • Network: For voice calls, broadband connection with 100 kbps down / 100 kbps up is recommended..
  • Others: For group video calling, everyone on the call needs Skype 5.0 for Windows or Mac or newer; webcams are also required, and at least one person has a group video calling subscription.  A high-speed broad connection of 512kbps down/128kbps up is the basic requirement for video calls. A high-speed broadband connection of 4Mbps down/512kbps up and a computer with a Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz processor is better.

Download Skype for Mac Version Version: Skype for Mac 6.0

How to Download Skype and Install Skype on Mac

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Step 1. Click 'Save File' to download Skype for Mac setup package.
Step 2: Double click the Skype package file in the Downloads window.
Step 3: Drag the Skype icon to the Applications folder.
Step 4: Run Skype and sign in with your Skype name and password.

How to Use Skype on Mac

After installed Skype to your Mac, you can then experience the great features that Skype for Mac provides, including voice calling, video calling, sending SMS messages, instant messaging, and more.

How to Make a Free Call

 Skype for Mac allows you to make free calls to anyone who uses Skype on Mac/Windows/Linux/Mobile. To call landlines and mobile phone numbers, you need buy Skype Credit first.

  • Find your friends who are using Skype and add them to your contact list (Login Skype > Contacts > Add Contact and type full name or Skype name in the search field before sending a request.)
  • In Skype, click Contacts and then click Skype (click >> to show Skype if it doesn't appear.)
  • Locate the person you want to call and mouse over its picture to show the Call button.
  • Click the down arrow and select Call from the drop down list.

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skype free calls: Any of these icons mean you can make a free call.

skype paid calls : means they're on a phone or mobile so you will need a little Skype Credit or a subscription to call.

How to Make a Video Call

Follow these steps to make a free video call:

  • Make sure your system and your friend's system meets these requirements.
  • Open Skype, click Contacts and then click Skype.
  • Hang your cursor over your friend's picture to show the green call bar and click Video Call button.
  • The video screen will appear if everything is OK.
  • If you can't see or hear each other, go to Preferences from the menu bar and then select Audio/Video to make sure the correct MicrophoneSpeakers and Camera devices are chosen.

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How to Sending SMS Messages

It's NOT free to send SMS messages to mobile phones from Skype, but just a little Skype Credit needed. You're able to send SMS messages to any text-enabled number (most mobiles, and some landlines), or to a contact who has one of these numbers saved in their profile. Follow these steps to send SMS messages with Skype for Mac.

  • Open Skype for Mac.
  • Go to Preferences > Messaging > Verify Your Number and enter your mobile number or landlines phone number (if SMS is supported) This is for your friends to recognize you and reply to this number.
  • After your number is verified, go to Contact > Skype to find the person you want to send SMS messages to and right click it to select Send SMS.
  • In the conversation box, click the Phone icon to type your message.
  • Choose a phone number by clicking the To option. Add a phone number if there is no phone number.
  • Click Return to send SMS message to the recipient.

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How to Sharing Files with Skype for Mac

You can easily send and receive files in an Instant Messaging session or Skype-to-Skype call. See how:

  • Click the Plus button on top of a message screen or a call and select Send Files…
  • A window will open, in which select the file you want to share and then click Send.
  • Wait the recipient to accept the file. The status will change depending on the recipient's choice.

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When someone sends you a file, you'll get a prompt in the conversation area. Click Accept to receive the file, or Decline to reject it.

How to Record Skype Calls

Skype doesn't include the feature to record calls. However, thanks to a Skype recorder, you can record Skype calls to audio or video so you can share with others or review later. Learn More >>