On Thursday, the popular Skype chatting and video/voice calling application for Mac OS X has been updated to version 7.0 with a completely redesigned user interface that makes the application not only faster, but also more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

While the redesign is available for most Mac users, those upgrading to the upcoming OS X Yosemite operating system will be able to appreciate the brighter colors in the new interface the most, since OS X Yosemite itself has gone through a major user interface redesign.

The new Skype 7.0 for Mac adopts a lot of qualities from the new iOS version of the application, such as the colors and styles used in the new chatting interface:



The update also includes a variety of bug fixes and features. New features include the ability to call people and chat at the same time with a single click, the addition of free group video calling, and more:






To download the latest version of Skype for Mac OS X for free, you can head over to Skype's Web page at this link.

Sources: Skype via 9to5Mac