Download Latest Desktop Skype Version for Windows 10, 8.1

By: Radu Tyrsina
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What is new in Latest Skype Desktop version and where to download it?

  1. Free group video calling coming to Skype
  2. Skype for Windows 7.16.0.102
  3. Skype in Windows 10: what you need to know

Who hasn’t heard about Skype? We have talked in the past both about the desktop and the touch application, and now we’re coming up with an article to keep up with all the updates that the official Skype desktop app for Windows 8, 10 receives.
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I am sure that I am not the single one who doesn’t like the touch version of Skype for Windows 8, 10 and prefer the good old desktop version, despite the fact that I have created this website to find and promote mainly touch apps from the Windows Store. However, the touch version of Skype for Windows 8.1, 10 has been getting better and better, especially after it has received some important updates which brought much needed features to users. For those who find the touch version pretty hard to get used to, we’ve also compiled a small guide for that.

Read Also: Google Hangouts on Windows 8.1: Download Latest Version

But, enough talking about the touch version of Skype for Windows 8, 10, since the purpose of this article is to detail the latest version of the desktop app of Skype and also provide download links. If you’re running Windows 8.1, 10 you should know that Skype is pre-installed, but we’re talking only about the touch version. Skype also comes with some pretty good rates when it comes to international calling, but it seems that Voxofon has some even better offers. Without further ado, let’s provide download links for the official latest version of the Skype desktop app.

Download Skype desktop app for Windows 8.1, 10

Free group video calling coming to Skype

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The latest version of Skype for Windows 8.1, 10 now comes with free group video calling, a feature which has been requested for such a long time, especially because it was already available for free on Google Hangouts.

The bad part is that Skype gets update quite frequently, but most of the time, the changelog to the app’s improvements is lacking, so we will try our best and inform you about changes when we know what they’re about.

Skype for Windows 7.16.0.102

The most recent 7.16.0.102 version of Skype for desktop Windows users has brought mainly general fixes, but we know that many Windows 10 users have been complaining about various problems and these have allegedly been taken care off.

Download Skype desktop for Windows 10, 8.1

Skype in Windows 10: what you need to know

Skype has received several updates and it is no incorporated in Windows 10, but many users still prefer the desktop version.  If you have already a classic desktop version, you can read our guide in order to keep using your old Skype version on Windows 10, 8.1 or 8. You might want to do that, especially because Windows Skype is having video and messaging issues.

Microsoft Will discontinue Skype Classic from September 1, 2018, and this is not so great for desktop users. However, you can still use the methods from the previous link in order to keep it working on your PC. Let us know in the comments how did you arrived to keep Skype working on your device.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2014 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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