Windows 8.1, 10 Skype App gets Performance and Compatibility Improvements in new Update

Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
2 Comments
Download PDF

skype windows 8 app

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Skype app has received an update in the Windows Store that is meant to fix bugs related to incompatibility problems with Windows 8.1, as well as improving the overall performance of the Skype app.

skype windows 8 app

Skype for Windows 8.1 gets updated to fix compatibility issues and bugs

I am not a big fan of the touch version of the Skype app for Windows 8, as I remain loyal to the good ol’ desktop version of Skype. But if you use the touch version on a Windows 8 tablet for a while you get used to it and you actually start to like it. Several users have been complaining on Microsoft’s support forums that they have experienced compatibility issues with Windows 8.1.

The latest Skype updates fixes the compatibility problems, as well as bringing other general fixes and performance improvements. A recent update was also released by Microsoft to take care of crashing problems for Skype users in Windows 8.1, and now this one gets released to take care of the remaining bugs for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT users, as well.

Read also: How to Uninstall Skype in Windows 8

For some users, the Skype app in Windows 8.1 just failed to load or took a lot of time to open. I’ve went through some reviews in the Windows Store and they say this has fixed their problems. If you haven’t installed yet the touch version of Skype for Windows 8, follow the link from below to do so.

Download Skype for Windows 8.1

  • […] Skype is one of the most used social and communication tools across the world, and with the launch of Windows 8, it has been redesigned with new features. Now the application has received a new update which improves the ringing features. After Microsoft has bought Skype, it has tried to integrate it in all the services that the Redmond giant could. In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 there are two ways that you can use the app – in desktop or in touch interface mode. I somehow like the good old desktop mode, as I haven’t managed to “understand” and get accustomed with the new one. […]