We are excited to share that we’re upgrading Messenger customers to Skype! This effort started with the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows a few months ago, which allows you to sign into Skype using a Microsoft account. Now Messenger users just need to download the latest version of Skype for Mac, sign in using a Microsoft account, and their Messenger contacts will be there.
Our goal remains to deliver the best communications experience for everyone, everywhere. We want to focus our efforts on making things simpler for our users while continuously improving the overall experience. Starting April 8, Messenger users will begin upgrades* to Skype. While it starts with Windows users, we encourage Messenger for Mac customers to upgrade to Skype on their own so they can discover all the new ways of staying in touch with both their Skype and Messenger friends – anytime, anywhere.
Here are a few of the great things you can do:
* Free Skype to Skype calls and instant messaging.
* Low cost calls and text messages to mobiles and landlines.
* Video call on Skype and Facebook.
* Free instant messages to your friends, family and colleagues.
* Low cost premium subscriptions for group video calls.
All you need to get started is Mac OS X v10.5.8 (Leopard) or above, a webcam for video calls, and a microphone.
Lastly, a popular question is, “Does Skype on Mac support Retina display?” Yes. You can take full advantage of your higher resolution screens!
Let us know what you think about the new offerings and benefits! We’re always listening!
*With the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available