Skype gets a speed boost on Apple Silicon Macs

News Summary:

  • The first Mac computers powered by Apple Silicon chips were introduced in 2020, and the majority of well-known apps have already been updated to run optimally natively on the new chips. Microsoft updated apps like Edge quickly, but Skype is only now receiving the same updates. On Macs M1 and M2, the Skype Insider version now functions natively.

  • Despite Teams receiving more attention from Microsoft and Skype not being as popular as it once was, Skype still gets the occasional update. After some time, Skype is now testing proper support for Mac computers M1 and M2.

According to a blog post from the Skype team, the new version is three times faster on Apple Silicon Macs, which isn’t too surprising given that Skype for Mac is created using web technologies and that running the code on Apple Silicon requires multiple layers of translation.

According to Microsoft, Skype’s optimized performance for the Apple Silicon M1 chip is made to deliver the best possible performance and dependability. You can stay in touch with the people who matter to you the most thanks to Skype’s native Apple M1 support, which offers call connections that are quicker and more dependable.