Traditional Skype for Windows desktop available again

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Not everyone is ready yet or very enthusiastic at the idea of embracing Microsoft’s revamped Skype app. For old-school users who still prefer the classic version of the app, we’ve got some good news here. The traditional Skype app for Windows desktop is once again available for download from the official Skype website and it’s listed as the ‘classic Skype.’ Microsoft has updated the application to version 7.41 without too much fuss.

Microsoft pulled the plug on the legacy app due to a security flaw

The company had to remove the installer for the legacy Skype app due to a security problem and, as expected, this resulted in a lot of backlash coming from the users.

The company’s efforts to push modern versions of Skype including the new Electron-based application aka Skype v8 and Skype for Windows 10 to power users, they were still not satisfied. Most users got used to the classic version of Skype and still prefer that one along with its support for multiple windows, more advanced notifications and the other ones of its features.

Microsoft is still supporting the classic version of Skype

The company is currently still supporting good ol’ Skype, but this doesn’t change the fact that this app won’t probably be receiving any new features soon. Microsoft is now busy with other things such as the new cross-platform app which receives updates every couple of weeks.

Skype for Windows 10 also gets updated really frequently, but, on the other hand, this modern app is still not getting support for some features including Skype add-ins.

Anyway, you can now get the classic version of Skype for Desktop and users are warned that some of its features may differ when using Windows 10 Anniversary Update or higher versions of the operating system.

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