With the release of new Silicon Macs and Apple getting away from Intel-based Macs, as well as more employees working from home every day where Skype is a prominent form of communication, big changes are coming.
Petri has reported that the folks at Microsoft are developing and testing a brand new version of the Skype app for Silicon Macs. It will add native support to Skype on macOS.
Microsoft released a blog post on the Skype Blog that states that the updated version of the app will run three times faster on the M1 and M2 Macs.
“Say goodbye to sluggish and slow call experiences, and hello to lightning-fast performance with crystal-clear audio and video quality…Skype’s optimized performance for the Apple Silicon M1 chip is designed to provide an unparalleled experience, delivering maximum performance and reliability. With this native Apple M1 support, Skype delivers faster and more reliable call connections, so you can stay connected with the people who matter most to you.”
Just last month, Apple released new Macs that included the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini that do have the new M2 chip in them.
The Insider edition for this new version of the Skype macOS app can be downloaded from its website. At this time, there is not a set date for when the update will be available to all users.
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