Get Skype for Mac
Skype has a fresh, new look and feel – and all the functionality you need. Here are just a few of the great things you can do with Skype for Mac computers:
- Chat every day with free instant messages.
- Share files and photos for free in an instant.
- See your family come together over a free group video call.
- Switch between calling and messages with one click, or do both together.
- Low-cost calls and text messages to mobiles and landlines.
All you need to get started is Mac OS X 10.6 or above, a webcam for video calls and a microphone. To get the latest Skype for Mac (version 7+), you'll need Mac OS X 10.9 or above. Review the latest details on the system requirements of Skype for Mac computers.
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Stay connected to those near and far by ensuring that your devices meet (or exceed) the latest Skype for Mac system requirements.
- 1GHz Intel processor.
- Minimum: Mac OS X 10.6+
- Recommended: Mac OS X 10.9+
- 100 MB free disk space.
- Either USB or regular headset if your Mac does not have a built-in microphone.
- Download drivers if you are using an external webcam.
- For voice calls recommend broadband connection with 100 kbps down / 100 kbps up.
- For group video calling, everyone on the call needs Skype 5.0 for Windows or Mac (or higher), plus webcams. For best quality we recommend you use a high-speed broadband connection of 4Mbps down/512kbps up and a computer with a Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz processor. At minimum Skype users need a high-speed broad connection of 512kbps down/128kbps up and a computer with a 1 GHz processor.
Get more info on system requirements for Skype Mac users.