This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2015-07-09 at 12:18 a.m.
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Skype 7.9

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Microsoft has released Skype 7.9 [1] with the addition of rich visual previews for links in Instant Messaging, which will show up automatically if an image related to the link is found (though not every Web page with an image will receive a preview). The Internet telephony and messaging app also resolves an issue that caused links to disappear occasionally in chat, fixes a bug that prevented GIFs from loading properly, and prevents a crash that occurred on Macs with a Force Touch trackpad. (Free, 39.9 MB, release notes [2], 10.9+)

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[1]: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/
[2]: http://blogs.skype.com/2015/06/17/skype-7-9-for-mac-web-link-preview-gets-smarter/
[3]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2015-07/skype-7_9-preview.png