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Skype 7.13 for Mac update adds support for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Skype 7.13 for Mac update adds support for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

by AshwinOctober 1, 2015

Microsoft has updated its VOIP app, Skype for Mac to version 7.13.


The update adds support for Apple’s latest version of its operating system, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Speaking of which, the Cupertino company, released the major update for its devices yesterday. And Microsoft played the nice guy not just by making the Skype app compatible with it, but also throwing in a couple of new features.

Skype for Mac now supports the operating system’s new multitasking option, Split View mode. Microsoft even went on to quote an example, which says this feature will help users to chat with friends whilst browsing. Another interesting feature, is that the Skype 7.13 for Mac now allows users to add their friends to their contact list easily. In fact, the app will let you add them automatically, if you go to Contacts > Add contacts. This option will add the people from your address books on your Mac and other ones. The app also lets users verify their mobile number, to let their friends who have the number, to find and add them as a contact.

Skype says it has resolved an issue, which was causing the app to crash, when users quit the app. This issue reportedly, only affected some users, but it should no longer happen.

There is some bad news in that, even the latest version comes with a known issue.  And it may be quite a bit of an annoying one too. Microsoft says that the Skype 7.13 for Mac app may lag on the new OS X El Capitan, when users try to switch from a conversation which has a lot of participants.

There is no workaround for it yet, but Microsoft says it is working to resolve then issue, and will release a fix for it, but has not given an ETA for it. In the meantime, you can download the Skype 7.13 for Mac app from the official website.

Ironically though, the Redmond company, is yet to release the Skype app for its own operating system. The Skype for Windows 10 app has been delayed quite a few times, the first being when Microsoft made its internal teams work on Windows 10 to ship it out on time. But more recently, Microsoft acknowledged that it still doesn’t have the app ready to ship. The app is only expected to be released when the first major Windows 10 update is launched sometime later this year.