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.
Microsoft is rolling out an updated Skype app. It is out of preview stage and now available for all users. The user interface of the app is quite different from its previous version.
As you may already know, Microsoft recently released a new Preview version of the Skype Desktop app. However, the company released it only for Windows 7, Windows 8 and older releases of Windows 10. The company expects you to be using the UWP version of the app in the latest versions of Windows 10, as the Universal Windows Platform is their priority now. If you are a Windows 10 user who wants to try out the new Desktop version of Skype, here is a quick solution for you.
Skype was a well-loved app before the Microsoft acquisition. But lately, the Skype app experience has been frustrating for most of its users. Even now, according to reviews in various mobile app stores where Skype is available, there are only a handful of people who say they like Microsoft's latest redesign attempts. Regardless, the same changes are coming to the Universal Windows Platform version of the app for Windows 10 and for the Windows 7/8.1 desktop version as well .