TECH
07/05/2011 01:07 pm ET Updated Sep 04, 2011

Skype 5.2 For Mac Features Screen Sharing And Video Calling For Groups

A new version of Skype for Mac, version 5.2, has just rolled out.

The new version features several updates from the previous 5.1 edition: Users will be able to make group video calls, and share their screens during the calls. Such features require a Premium subscription, for between $4.49 and $8.99 a month.

The product also touts new ways to manage calls and conversations, with a call control bar that lets users keep track of their video window while toggling between other apps. A small alert window will float over over applications.

Additionally, three finger swipe on the magic trackpad lets users move between conversations as well. The most active conversations will be stored in the "Recents" section in a sidebar, with less active conversations under "History."

An update for Windows to 5.5 features heavy Facebook integration.

According to a recent report Skype may be teaming up with Facebook to bring video chat directly to the social network.

Microsoft, which recently purchased Skype for $8.5 billion, has a $240 million investment in Facebook.

Check out some of the new features below: