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Skype for Windows

The free application Skype for Windows has been updated to version, and this means that right now you can download the new version from the official site or from our blog using the button below. Although it is not known what changed in the Skype for Windows, we can only assume that the application has become better.

Skype for Windows

File size:

58.1 MB

Operating system:


Skype version:

Release date:

Total downloads:

2 777


The following table contains the list of known changes in version Skype for Windows. This will help you to find out what's new in Skype for Windows, which errors have been fixed, what work did developers, and a lot of other interesting things.

New Displaying the network status in the system tray
Files /Skype.exe [+87.5KB]
Files /ffmpeg.dll [-0.01KB]
Files /libEGL.dll [+0.01KB]
Files /libGLESv2.dll [+0.01KB]
Files /node.dll [+0.5KB]
Files /resources/app.asar [+1540.82KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/electron-ssid/build/Release/electron-ssid.node [++]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/RTMPLTFM.dll [-1KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/RtmCodecs.dll [+7.5KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/RtmMediaManager.dll [-2KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/slimcore.node [-23.5KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/ssScreenVVS2.dll [+2KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/sqlite3/build/Release/node_sqlite3.node [-0.5KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/sqlite3/lib/binding/node_sqlite3.node [-0.5KB]
Files /resources/electron.asar [+0.22KB]
Files /third-party_attributions.html [-0.05KB]
Files /version [+0.01KB]
Strings AccessibilityLabel_EngagementPopCardHeader:
= Tips and tricks pop up message
Strings AccessibilityLabel_FailedTextMessage:
= {messageContent}. Failed to send message.
Strings AlertCard_UnreadAccessibilityLabel:
= , Unread
Strings CallOrInviteMenu_UndeterminedCallPriceAccessibilityLabel:
= Undetermined price
Strings CallReactionsBar_PhotoSnapshotButtonTitle:
= Take a snapshot
Strings CallReactionsBar_PhotoSnapshotButtonShortTitle:
= Snapshot
Strings CallReactionsBar_PhotoSharingCoachMarkLabel:
= Add photos to your call
Strings CallPanel_ReceivingCoViewMessage:
= {user} started sharing
Strings CallPanel_StopRecordingButtonTitle:
= Stop Recording
Strings CallPanel_UserStartedRecording:
= {userName} started recording
Strings CallPanel_RecordingStopped:
= Recording stopped
Strings CallPanel_UserStoppedRecording:
= {userName} stopped recording
Strings CallPanel_PhotoCoViewMessage1User:
= {firstUser} needs to update to the latest version of Skype to see what you're sharing.
Strings CallPanel_PhotoCoViewMessage2Users:
= {firstUser} and {secondUser} need to update to the latest version of Skype to see what you're sharing.
Strings CallPanel_PhotoCoViewMessageMoreUsers:
= {count, plural, =1{{firstUser}, {secondUser} and 1 other need to update to the latest version of Skype to see what you're sharing.} other{{firstUser}, {secondUser} and # others need to update to the latest version of Skype to see what you're sharing.}}
Strings CapturePanel_SplitScreenWarningLabel:
= Your camera is not available while in Split View.
Strings CapturePermissions_PermissionCameraDeniedPromptWindows:
= To grant Skype permission to access your camera go to Windows > Settings > Privacy > Camera.
Strings CapturePermissions_PermissionMicrophoneDeniedPromptWindows:
= To grant Skype permission to access your microphone go to Windows > Settings > Privacy > Microphone.
Strings CapturePermissions_PermissionContactsDeniedPromptWindows:
= To grant Skype permission to access your contacts go to Windows > Settings > Privacy > Contacts.
Strings CapturePermissions_PermissionLocationDeniendPromptWindows:
= To grant Skype permission to access your location go to Windows > Settings > Privacy > Location.
Strings ContentToDisplayTransformerBase_RemovedGuestFromConversationMessage:
= {person} was removed from this conversation
Strings ConversationsListItem_FavoriteLabel:
= Add to favorites
Strings ConversationsListItem_UnfavoriteLabel:
= Remove from favorites
Strings ConversationsListItem_FavoriteConversation:
= favorite,
Strings ConversationsListItem_UseEnterToSelect:
= Use Enter to select
Strings ConversationsListItem_ConversationItemLabel:
= Conversation item
Strings ConversationsListPanel_OngoingCallsTitle:
Strings ConversationsListPanel_FavoritesTitle:
Strings ConversationsListPanel_ChatsTitle:
Strings FileTransfer_AcceptUnsafeFileMessage:
= Accept files only from people you trust. Do you want to accept the file “{fileName}” from {senderName}?
= This file may be unsafe for your computer/device. Accept files only from people you trust. Do you want to accept the file “{fileName}” from {senderName}?
Strings FileTransfer_UnsafeFileHeader:
= Warning - this file may be unsafe for your computer/device.
= Warning!
Strings Global_RemoveMultipleMessages:
= {count, plural, =1{Remove selected message} other{Remove selected messages}}
Strings Global_RemoveMultipleMessagesContent:
= {count, plural, =1{Are you sure you want to remove selected message} other{Are you sure you want to remove selected messages}}?
Strings HighlightsPanel_MyHighlightsLabel:
= My Highlights
Strings HighlightsPanel_SeeAllButtonLabel:
= See all
Strings HighlightsPanel_CreateHighlightsLabel:
= Create a highlight!
Strings HighlightsPanel_CreateHighlightsLabel2:
= Share more with friends.
Strings MediaBar_VideoMessageTitle:
= Video Message
Strings MediaViewer_StartSharing:
= Start sharing
= View together
Strings MediaViewer_CloseSharingPromptMessageTitle:
= Stop sharing?
Strings MediaViewer_CloseSharingPromptMessage:
= Exiting gallery will stop viewing together.
= By closing the gallery, you'll also stop sharing photos on the call.
Strings MediaViewer_CloseSharingPromptConfirmButtonLabel:
= Close gallery
Strings MessageStream_MessagesSelected:
= {count, plural, =1{{count} Selected} other{{count} Selected}}
Strings MessageStream_DisabledRemove:
= Some selected messages cannot be removed
Strings MessageStream_DisabledButtonNoSelection:
= No messages selected
Strings MessageStream_DisabledForward:
= Some selected messages cannot be forwarded
Strings MessageStream_DisabledCopy:
= Some selected messages cannot be copied
Strings Notifications_OEMNotificationSubTitle3:
= Video calling is a lot more fun with the new Skype
Strings Notifications_OEMNotificationSubTitle4:
= With the new Skype, planning a trip ✈️ 🌍 is half the fun
Strings Notifications_OEMNotificationTitle5:
= The new Skype for everyday adventures
Strings Notifications_OEMNotificationSubTitle5:
= Easily turn a chat into a night out 🎉 💃 🕺 with friends. Try it now
Strings Notifications_OEMNotificationSubTitle6:
= The new Skype, for all your sunsets 🌇 & selfies 🤳
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenFindFriendsCallToAction:
= Find Friends
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenStartConversationCallToAction:
= Start a New Group
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenDownloadForMobileCallToAction:
= Download for Mobile
Strings ProfileCard_EditLabelAccessibilityLabel:
= Edit {label}
Strings ProfileCard_CopyLabelAccessibilityLabel:
= Copy {label}
Strings PeopleList_InAddressBook:
= In your local address book
Strings PeopleList_InSkypeContacts:
= In your Skype contacts
Strings ConversationDropDown_SettingsTitle:
= Chat Settings & Info
Strings InviteShare_EnableInviteLinkButton:
= Enable invite link
Strings InviteShare_EnableInviteLinkDescription:
= Enable your invite link to get a unique URL you can share with others to connect with you on Skype.
Strings InviteShare_EnableInviteLinkTitle:
= Your invite link is disabled
Strings ShareMessageUtils_FailedForwardMediaTitle:
= Unable to forward
Strings StreamItem_ForwardMessagesHeader:
= {count, plural, =1{Forward Message} other{Forward {count} Messages}}
Strings StreamItem_SelectMessages:
= Select Messages
Strings CallReactionsBar_MomentsButtonTitle:
= Capture the moment
Strings CallReactionsBar_MomentsButtonShortTitle:
= Group photo
Strings CapturePermissions_AlertCancelButtonTitle:
= Cancel
Strings CapturePreview_HighlightsDialogCancelButtonTitle:
= Cancel
Strings CapturePreview_CancelTitle:
= Cancel
Strings ConfirmationDialog_CancelLabel:
= Cancel
Strings FailMessageOverlay_ErrorMessage:
= Something went wrong. Please try again.
Strings FeedbackMechanism_FeedbackDialogCancelButton:
= Cancel
Strings FilePicker_CancelButtonTitle:
= Cancel
Strings FileTransfer_Cancel:
= Cancel
Strings Global_CancelButtonTitle:
= Cancel
Strings GroupProfilePanel_CancelLabel:
= Cancel
Strings HighlightsPanel_MyHighlightsButtonAccessibilityLabel:
= My Highlights
Strings LocationPicker_SearchCancelButton:
= Cancel
Strings MessageActionMenu_ShareMenuCancelFailedSend:
= Cancel
Strings MyProfilePanel_CancelButtonTitle:
= Cancel
Strings ReportAProblemDialog_CancelReporting:
= Cancel
Strings PstnUtils_CallEstablishmentTimeout:
= Unable to reach this number
Strings PstnUtils_CancelButton:
= Cancel
Strings PstnUtils_NetworkError:
= Number unavailable
Strings QuitDialog_CancelLabel:
= Cancel
Strings SkypeInvitationSender_CancelButtonLabel:
= Cancel
Strings RemoveUserDialog_CancelButtonLabel:
= Cancel
Strings SearchPanel_CancelSearchButtonTitle:
= Cancel
Strings SetConversationParticipantsPanel_CancelButton:
= Cancel
Strings SignOutConfirmation_CancelButtonTitle:
= Cancel
Strings ShareMessageUtils_FailedFowardMediaTitle:
= Unable to forward
Strings StreamItem_ActionCancel:
= Cancel
Strings StreamItem_ForwardMessageHeader:
= Forward Message

Of course, we could miss something, but we are happy for any help in drawing up the complete list of changes, so if you know any details about this version, or have noticed a mistake leave a comment and we will complement or correct the information.


  1. 0 0 0
    Gael (karma: 0),
    I deployed silently version 8.13 over my network (5000 computers) with Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Skype\Installer\InstallUpdates to 0 And this shite is asking on all ocmputers for admin credentials to update client to 8.15 !!!
    What the helll !!!!!! Installation is changing all the time !! how is it possible ?!
    Can we have a correct document on how to silently install skype with NO AUTOMATIC UPDATE CHECK !!!?
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1182),
      Just create a «Skype-Setup.exe» directory in the appdata directory. I use this method to create portable Skype for Windows.
      1. 1 +1 0
        Oscar Gil (karma: +13),
        This morning the 8.15 update was forced on my users. If they answered "No" to the elevation prompt, then they were left without Skype. No option to start the previous version.

        I checked a bit the application folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop) but did not see the installation package. I wanted to know it I could skip the update by deleting it.

        Could you tell me in what Appdata directory we have to create the "Skype-Setup.exe" folder to avoid the updates? Anyway, this method will stop working soon, as I think they have changed the installer filename to (well, at least the downloadable offline installer, not sure about the installer package download by the auto-udpate process

        Finally I decided to update all my users, fortunately I don't have as many as Gael.

        I think previous 8.14, 8.13, 8.12 or 8.11 versions did not force the update, you could open the previous version by denying the update download, or the installation prompt, or the elevation prompt.

        Why act so horribly about this update so suddenly? Is there some super important security flaw in the previous versions to justify this behavior?

        Best regards,

        1. 1 +1 0
          Administrator (karma: +1182),
          The new version stores files in %appdata%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop. So you need to create the empty folder in that directory. As easy way press Win+R and execute the following command:
          cmd.exe /c md "%appdata%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype-Setup.exe"

          Of course, they can change the updater name at any time, but this will affect only future releases. Moreover, considering that they never changed updater name of the classic version, I hope they will not do this even in the new version. (fingerscrossed)
          1. 1 +1 0
            Oscar Gil (karma: +13),
            Ok, next time Skype updates I will check that folder.

            Thank you very much!!
    2. 1 +1 0
      Jeremy (karma: +1),
      running this as a bat file would disable it for all current and new users added to the system......

      IF NOT EXIST "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype-Setup.exe" mkdir "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype-Setup.exe"

      for /f %%a in ('dir c:\users /b') do del "c:\users\%%a\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype-Setup.exe" /Q & mkdir "c:\users\%%a\appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype-Setup.exe"
  2. 1 +1 0
    Lee (karma: +1),
    Is there any new method to disable this new Skype update?
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1182),
      Hey! Please read my comment above ;)
  3. 1 +1 0
    Daxesh Tadvi (karma: +1),
    Hi I applied File transfer blocked in previous version of skype but after upgrade 8.15 this policy doesn't work can you please help me for the same.?

    If anyone found solution then please please ping me.
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1182),
      Hi! I'm not sure, but I don't think that the new Skype supports Group Policies.
  4. 1 +1 0
    Neil (karma: +4),
    Please tell me how to set how much chat history ( ie, 3 months, 1 year etc) should be stored on my local hard drive. Also, please confirm the location of the chat history file(s).

    Thank you.
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1182),
      Hi! It should store the history in the following SQLite database file:
      %appdata%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\skylib\username\main.db

      I'm not sure, but it seems, it is not so (at least on my PC). I do not exclude that the new Skype stores chat history only in the cloud, and at this moment you cannot change how long to store the chat history.
      1. 0 0 0
        Oscar Gil (karma: +13),
        Good morning,

        I had a support chat session last week about this. An agent confirmed me that Skype 8.x only stores in the cloud the last 30 days of history and that there is no option to store older entries locally in any way, they will be lost.

        I haven't tried this yet, but if you install Skype 8.x over an existing 7.x installation, there is an option in the new Skype that allows to convert the full history of the old version to a web based history browser. It is in the "application configuration" menu, at the end, section "Other", "Export chat history". Once you click it, you reach a windows titled "Export chat history from Skype 7.x". I haven't fully tested it yet, but hopefully it will work fine.

        But, even having that solution, once you have worked 30 days with the new skype, you will start to have a gap between the most new entry of that history browser and the oldest entry of the new program. That gap can't be avoided in any way, unless you forget Skype 8 and stay in Skype 7.

        But, how long will they maintain Skype 7?
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator (karma: +1182),
          Hello! Sorry for being late.

          Unfortunately, they do not talk about their plans for the classic version, but the new classic version was released today, so I hope they will support it some more time. On other side, at this moment, on Skype for 1-to-1 chats I see history of approximately a year ago. Anyway, if old conversations are important for you, make a backup of the main.db, so later you could view it (in the worst case, you can use SQLiteBrowser to find old messages).

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