Category Archives: Skype

Microsoft is about to discontinue old versions of Skype for Windows 10

Microsoft is about to discontinue old versions of Skype for Windows 10

It appears that the Redmond software giant is about to discontinue old versions of Skype for Windows 10. It is a modern Store app available for Windows 10 users. The reason behind this move can be a new version of Data Protection guidelines which follow GDPR rules for the European Union.

Download Classic Desktop Skype Version 7

Download Classic Desktop Skype Version 7

Microsoft has removed the good old classic Skype for Desktop app from their official web site. The links now point to another version of Skype, which is Electron-based and has a completely different UI. Here is why it happened and how to download the classic app.

Skype Has Finally Got Message Encryption

Skype Has Finally Got Message Encryption

Most modern instant messaging apps today have encrypted communications. It is not only a baseline security feature expectation, but also good for marketing so users trust that app. For example, one of today's most popular apps, Telegram Messenger has built its success by providing proprietary encryption right from the beginning for all communications.

Fix Broken Sound in Skype For Linux 8.x

Fix Broken Sound in Skype For Linux 8.x

Recently, I upgraded the Skype app on my Linux Mint 17 operating system to version 8, which is the newer Linux Skype client. After that, Skype became unusable. The audio call quality sounded robotic, and it was breaking every other second, like when audio latency is too high for smooth glitch-free playback, so I couldn't recognize a single word. Here's how to fix it.

Skype for Android is updated with Material Design

Skype for Android is updated with Material Design

Microsoft is rolling out an updated version of the Skype app for Android. It is already available for Insiders as of this writing and it brings the Material Design bits to the app's UI.

How To Run Skype 4.3 for Linux After November 2017

How To Run Skype 4.3 for Linux After November 2017

As you may already know, Microsoft has killed the good old Skype for Linux version 4.3. The classic app written in Qt, which was fast and lightweight, can no longer be used because it can't sign-in to the service. Here is a quick workaround that will revive the app for you.

Skype Discontinues Facebook Sign-ins

Skype Discontinues Facebook Sign-ins

Microsoft has disabled the ability to use Facebook credentials with Skype. After January 2018, the appropriate option will be removed from the app. Skype has been undergoing lots of changes in the past few years and many features have been simply disappearing. You will now need a Microsoft account for Skype.