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Skype for Business is now on Mac

Skype for Business is now on Mac

Skype for Business for Mac meeting

Skype for Business on Mac gives 
you a fresh new interface, 
simplified controls, and 
some great new additions.


New look and feel

If you’re a regular user of the commercial version of Skype, then Skype for Business for Mac will seem very familiar: your photo, presence indicator, and easy to use buttons and icons will make you feel right at home.

Skype for Business for Mac main window


Improved meeting experiences

Easy one-click join feature, full-screen video, and a choice of views make the experience for meetings smoother and easier than ever.

  • One-click join    See your schedule for today and tomorrow, preview meeting details, and join right from the Meetings tab.

  • Meeting actions    Easily mute, add participants, IM your colleagues, and share and view the desktop.

  • Contacts    Finding and adding contacts has never been easier. Call, chat, and share your desktop in a snap.

  • Groups    Add or remove contact groups and distribution lists. When you send a message to a contact group or DL, everybody in that group gets the message. (Applies to Skype for Business Online users and to Skype for Business Server 2015 with December 2016 or later updates.)

  • Chats    Use instant messaging (IM) to connect with your contacts in real time and on a moment’s notice.

  • Chat history    Find a previous conversation and rejoin a conversation at any time.

  • Presence    Let people know that you're available, and also see whether people are offline or online, and whether they’re busy, in a meeting, or available.

  • Personal notes    Add a message to your presence status to give people more information about what you’re up to.

  • Video    Full screen and high-definition video for a better meeting experience.

  • Group video calling    See up to four meeting participants in the meeting window at the same time, with better video quality, smart transitions from presenters and participants, and the ability to share content

  • Calls    Manage all aspects of calling with voice mail, missed calls, call logs, call forwarding, and simultaneous ringing.

  • Accessibility    Improved keyboard navigation, screen reader compatibility, and visual enhancements help make Skype for Business on Mac friendlier for everyone.

More good things to come

New features will be available in the coming months, including offline messaging, video-based screen sharing, application sharing, and meeting recording. For more information, see Known issues and Release notes. 

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