SKYPE PUTS MAC USERS FIRST WITH FRESH FEATURES IN NEW RELEASE
LUXEMBOURG, May 16, 2007 — Skype today released Skype for Mac 2.6, the
latest version of its communication software for Mac users. In addition to
improved quality, stability and more features, the company has done
something entirely new: for the first time, Mac users will be able to enjoy
a new Skype feature before it’s available to Windows users.
Skype has introduced a new call-transfer feature that is exclusive to the
Mac platform. Users can now select More ) Call Transfer to transfer an
ongoing call to another Skype user on their contact list. This will be a
useful feature for businesses and families alike.
“Mac users have very high expectations,” said Carter Adamson, Skype’s
general manager of desktop products. “So we take the time to get things
right. Whether it’s quality, stability or choice of features, we try to
deliver exactly what is important to them. With 2.6 we have launched a new
feature on Mac first, demonstrating our commitment to this fast-growing
segment of Skype users.”
“The power, simplicity and security of Mac OS X and hardware innovations
such as the built-in iSight cameras in most of our Macs make it easy for
companies like Skype to create exciting new products and features for Mac
users,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer
Relations. “We’re thrilled that Skype is offering its brand new
call-transfer feature to the Mac community first.”
Beyond the exclusive call-transfer feature, Skype for Mac 2.6 incorporates
a number of nice Skype features that were previously only available on
* join public chats
* chat typing indicator: 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: get new features and updates without having to go to
* DTMF tones for automatic answering services available also during
Other improvements include tweaks in the way Skype handles birthday
reminders and other notifications.
Skype for Mac 2.6 is available for download at skype.com. To use Skype, a
broadband internet connection is needed.
Skype sets conversations free by providing new and easy ways to stay in
touch over the internet. Millions of people every day make free
Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls and send instant messages using our
software. Some pay a little per minute for long-distance and international
calls to phones and mobiles and for SMS, voicemail and call forwarding, or
they buy plans that give unlimited calls nationwide.
We certify and sell hundreds of hardware products from over 50 partners and
work with third-party developers to create software to extend Skype’s
functionality. Skype has been downloaded more than half a billion times and
over 196 million people from almost every corner of the globe have
Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY), and you can learn more and get
Skype at (http://www.skype.com/)www.skype.com.