With the latest beta of Skype for the
Macintosh, released today, Skype hopes to help bridge the barrier between Macs and PCs for video calling.
Users of Skype for Mac 2.0 will be able to make video calls to both Mac and PC Skype users. Other options exist for such cross-platform video calling but not from the most popular instant messaging clients.
The last Skype release for Macs, Skype for Mac 1.5, does not support video calling.
Mac users with the free Skype software can view the video call within the Skype window or on the full computer screen. Users can also see how they appear to the person they are calling in a small window on the screen.