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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:

60.3 MB

Operating system:


Skype version:

Release date:

Total downloads:

2 084


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 Take video snapshots during the video call
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Strings AboutPanel_UWPPackageVersion:
= Application version {version}
Strings AboutPanel_SkypeVersion:
= Skype version {version}
Strings AccessibilityLabel_FileDownloadStarted:
= Download started
Strings AccessibilityLabel_FileDownloadSuccess:
= Download complete
Strings AccessibilityLabel_FileDownloadError:
= Download failed
Strings AccessibilityLabel_FileCancelDownload:
= Cancel download
Strings AccessibilityLabel_FileUploadProgress:
= Uploading
Strings AccessibilityLabel_OpenFile:
= File size {fileSize}, open file
Strings AccessibilityLabel_DownloadFile:
= File size {fileSize}, download file
Strings AccessibilityLabel_NewConversationMessage:
= New message from {senderName}, {messageContent}, received at {timestamp}.
Strings AccessibilityLabel_NewThreadMessage:
= New message in group conversation {senderName}, {threadName}, {messageContent}, received at {timestamp}.
Strings AppPreview_AppPreviewHeading:
= Skype App Preview
Strings AppPreview_AppPreviewDescription:
= Gain access to exciting new Skype features by joining the Skype App Preview program.
Strings BalanceStatePanel_NoSubscriptionsIntro:
= Get Unlimited* calls to a country, region of over 40 countries worldwide with a subscription
= Get unlimited* calls to over 40 countries and regions worldwide with a subscription.
Strings CallControls_ScreenSharingOptions:
= Screen sharing options
Strings CallCard_GoLiveStartedMarker:
= {caller} is live
= {caller} went live
Strings CallPanel_OpenRecentsButtonTitle:
= Open recent chats
Strings CallPanel_CloseRecentsButtonTitle:
= Close recent chats
Strings CapturePreview_UnableToOpenCamera:
= Error opening camera
Strings CapturePreview_UnableToOpenCameraDescription:
= Please ensure the camera is enabled and is not being used by another application.
Strings ContactsPanel_MacContactsButtonTitle:
= Mac Contacts
Strings ContactsPanel_PcContactsButtonTitle:
= PC Contacts
Strings ContactsPanel_LoadingContacts:
= Loading contacts...
Strings AddContactPanel_AddContactButtonLabel:
= Add contact
Strings ContactsStore_ContactSpecialNotes:
= Skype contact
Strings ContentPanelHeader_GoLiveCoachMarkText:
= Start a call instantly, without ringing everyone in the group.
= Start your video without ringing everyone in the group.
Strings ContentPanelHeader_CallDisabledWhenGoLiveEnabledToolTip:
= This group is too large to call. Try going live instead.
Strings ContentPanelHeader_CallDisabledToolTip:
= This group is too large to call.
Strings ContentPanelHeader_GoLiveToolTip:
= Go live - start your video without ringing everyone
Strings ContentPanelHeader_GoLiveDisabledToolTip:
= This group is too large to go live in.
Strings ConversationsListItem_CellularMessage:
= Cellular message
Strings Global_CountOfTotal:
= {count} of {total}
Strings HighlightsConfirmationDialog_NoMembersDialogTitle:
= Share highlights with people
Strings HighlightsConfirmationDialog_NoMembersDialogText:
= To get started, select all the friends and family you’d like to share your highlights with
Strings HighlightsConfirmationDialog_NoMemberSelectedDialogTitle:
= Are you sure?
Strings HighlightsConfirmationDialog_NoMemberSelectedDialogText:
= If you don’t share your highlights with any of your contacts, your photo will not be posted.
Strings HighlightsConfirmationDialog_SelectTitle:
= Select
Strings HighlightsConfirmationDialog_IAmSureTitle:
= I’m sure
Strings HighlightsItemView_MediaPostedJustNowLowerCase:
= just now
Strings Hub_InviteToSkypeLabel:
= Invite to Skype
Strings Hub_SyncMacContacts:
= Sync Mac contacts
Strings Hub_SyncPcContacts:
= Sync PC contacts
Strings Hub_AddContactMenuLabel:
= Add contact
Strings Hub_AddBotMenuLabel:
= Add bot
Strings Hub_DiscoverPeopleMenuLabel:
= Discover people
Strings Checkout_Title:
= Checkout
Strings InfoPanel_DeleteLabel:
= Delete chat
= Delete Skype conversation
Strings InfoPanel_DeleteConfirmationDialogTitleE2EE:
= Delete Private Chat
= Delete private conversation
Strings InputEntity_StickerFallbackText:
= A sticker was sent to you, but this version of Skype doesn't support it. Learn more by visiting
= A sticker was sent, but this version of Skype doesn't support it. Learn more by visiting
Strings LocalNotificationGoLiveCategory_JoinEventTitle:
= Join
Strings ManageSearchInfoPanel_PanelTitleSplitPolicySettings:
= Manage how people find you
Strings ManageSearchInfoPanel_SearchResultsHeaderTitleCapsSplitPolicySettings:
Strings ManageSearchInfoPanel_SearchResultsSecondaryExplanationSplitPolicySettings:
= Appear in search results for people you haven’t chatted with.
Strings ManageSearchInfoPanel_RecommendationsSecondaryExplanationSplitPolicySettings:
= Appear as a recommendation in People You May Know suggestions.
Strings MediaViewer_OpenedHighlightPicture:
= {senderName}'s picture posted {postedTime}
Strings MediaViewer_PlaySomeonesHighlightVideo:
= Play {senderName}'s video posted {postedTime}
Strings MediaViewer_PlayingHighlightVideo:
= Playing {senderName}'s video posted {postedTime}
Strings MessageComposer_MessageEditedLabel:
= Message edited.
= Sent Edited Message.
Strings MyProfilePanel_GiveFeedbackButtonTitle:
= Give feedback
Strings Notifications_IncomingGoLiveMessage:
= {caller} is live in '{group}'
Strings PesSearch_EmoticonPickerNoResultsSearchText:
= No emoticons found.
= No emoticons found
Strings PesSearch_MojiPickerNoResultsSearchText:
= No Mojis found.
= No Mojis found
Strings PesSearch_StickerPickerNoResultsSearchText:
= No stickers found.
= No stickers found
Strings PesSearch_GifPickerNoResultsSearchText:
= No GIFs found.
= No GIFs found
Strings Onboarding_MoodMessageSaved:
= Mood message saved
Strings Onboarding_WizardThemeStepNextButton:
= Confirm
Strings Onboarding_WizardContactsSyncStepNextButton:
= Connect
Strings Onboarding_WizardStepNextButton:
= Next
Strings Onboarding_WizardAvatarStepNextButton:
= Confirm
Strings ProfileCard_SignedInAs:
= Signed in as
Strings PSTNDialerPanel_ContactsButtonTitle:
= Contacts
Strings QuickCallPanel_GroupMembersNotOnCallSectionHeader:
= {count, plural, =1{1 GROUP MEMBER NOT ON CALL} other{# GROUP MEMBERS NOT ON CALL}}
Strings UserSettingsPanel_AboutTitleUpper:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_YourProfileTitleUpper:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_OtherUpperTitle:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ContactsUpperTitle:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_HelpAndAboutTitle:
= Help & About
= Help & Feedback
Strings UserSettingsPanel_MessagingAndChatsTitle:
= Messaging & Chats
= Messaging
Strings UserSettingsPanel_MessagingAndChatsUpperTitle:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_AppearanceButton:
= Appearance
Strings UserSettingsPanel_AppearanceButtonUpper:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_CallSettingsTitle:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ManageButton:
= Manage
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ManageButtonUpper:
Strings UserSettingsPanel_IncludeMeInSearchAndSuggestionsSplitPolicySettings:
= Appear in search results
Strings UserSettingsPanel_IncludeMeInRecommendation:
= Appear in suggestions
Strings UserSettingsPanel_DontIncludeMinorsInRecommendation:
= Children are always hidden from recommendations.
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ManageBlockedUsersTitle:
= Manage blocked users
= Manage blocked contacts
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ManageContactsTitle:
= Manage contacts
Strings UserSettingsPanel_BlockedContactsTitle:
= Blocked contacts
Strings UserSettingsPanel_BlockedContactsEmptyStateText:
= You have no blocked contacts
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ConnectedContactsTitle:
= Connected contacts
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ConnectedContactsExplanation:
= Connected contacts are contacts you've added, spoken with or synced from your device. They are able to view your Skype profile and see your online presence.
Strings PeopleList_FromAddressBookAnnotation:
= From your address book
Strings AdvancedCallingSettingsPanel_EnableNdiButtonLabel:
= Allow NDI usage
= Allow NDI® usage
Strings AdvancedCallingSettingsPanel_EnableNdiDisabledDuringCallTooltip:
= NDI can only be enabled when there are no active calls
= NDI® can only be enabled when there are no active calls
Strings AdvancedCallingSettingsPanel_EnableNdiExplanation:
= Allow the use of NDI (Network Device Interface) to capture your call participants' audio and video information. It will be available on your network subnet and may be visible to others.
= Use NDI® technology to capture audio and video feeds and make them available to others on the subnet of your computer network.
Strings AdvancedCallingSettingsPanel_EnableNdiLinkTitle:
= Learn more about NDI
= Learn more about NDI®
Strings AdvancedCallingSettingsPanel_NdiRegisteredTrademarkExplanation:
= NDI is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
= NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Strings PromptPermissionPanel_AlternativeDescriptionText:
= For the best Skype experience, allow microphone, camera and notifications.
Strings PromptPermissionPanel_MicrophonePermissionDescriptionText:
= Enable your microphone for calls and more.
Strings PromptPermissionPanel_CameraPermissionDescriptionText:
= Enable your camera for video calls and photos.
Strings PromptPermissionPanel_NotificationPermisionDescriptionText:
= Never miss a call or a chat.
Strings PromptPermissionPanel_PermissionsProgressNumeric:
= {count} / {total}
Strings InviteShare_MoreButtonLabel:
= More
Strings InviteShare_MoreButtonSubtitle:
= Send as SMS, email or through another app
Strings InviteShare_QRCodeCaption:
= This is your unique QR code for another person to scan
Strings InviteShare_GroupSharingHint:
= Share your group's link to anyone on or off Skype to join the group easily.
Strings InviteShare_MissingAvatarBannerTitle:
= Add a profile photo?
Strings InviteShare_MissingAvatarBannerCloseButtonLabel:
= Close missing profile photo banner
Strings InviteShare_MissingAvatarBannerMessage:
= Help your friends recognize you when you share.
Strings InviteShare_MissingAvatarBannerUploadPhotoButtonLabel:
= Upload profile photo
Strings SmsSettings_SmsSettingsHeader:
= Send & receive SMS
Strings SmsSettings_ViaSkypeSms:
= Via Skype SMS​
Strings SmsSettings_ViaSkypeSmsSecondary:
= Send SMS messages using Skype and pay with Skype Credit. Messages will be sent via a short code number along with your Skype Name. If you prefer, you can decide to show your own number instead.
Strings SmsSettings_ViaSkypeSmsConnect:
= Via your phone with SMS Connect
Strings SmsSettings_ViaSkypeSmsConnectSecondary:
= Use Skype on your Windows or Mac to read and reply to your Android phone's SMS messages. Respond wherever is most convenient while still using your existing SMS app on your phone. Carrier charges may apply.
Strings SmsSettings_SmsConnectCompleteSetupButton:
= Complete setup
Strings SmsSettings_SmsConnectSettings:
= Settings
Strings SmsSettings_SmsConnectSettingsDevices:
= {count, plural, =1{1 device​} other{{count} devices}}
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_PhoneVerificationPanelHeader:
= Confirm your phone number​
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_PhoneVerificationHeader:
= Confirm your phone number​
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_PhoneVerificationPlaceholder:
= Phone number
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_PhoneVerificationOkButton:
= OK
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_PhoneVerificationFooter:
= Enter your phone number so SMS messages can be shown correctly on Skype.
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelHeader:
= SMS Connect
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDeviceHeader:
= Select which devices you’d like to be able to send and receive SMS messages with. To make sure you're connecting the right device, compare the verification code shown here to the one shown on the device you're trying to pair. Find your device verification code at Skype > Settings > SMS.
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelConnected:
= Connected devices ({count})
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelConnectedNoDevices:
= No devices connected.
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelRemoveAllButton:
= Remove all
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelRemoveAllButtonHeader:
= Remove all devices​
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelRemoveAllButtonBody:
= Are you sure you want to remove all devices from SMS Connect? Your SMS conversations will also be deleted from Skype.​
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelRemoveAllButtonConfirm:
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelAvailable:
= Available devices ({count})
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelAvailableDeviceName:
= {deviceName}
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDevicePanelAvailableDevicePin:
= Verification code {pin}
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_ConnectDeviceFooter:
= Don't see your device? Check that Skype is open and you're signed in using the same account.
Strings WindowCloseUtils_CancelButtonText:
= No
Strings WindowCloseUtils_ConfirmButtonText:
= Yes
Strings WindowCloseUtils_CloseButtonAlertTitle:
= Quit Skype
Strings WindowCloseUtils_CloseButtonAlertText:
= Quitting Skype will also end all current calls. Are you sure you want to quit?
Strings WindowCloseUtils_CloseAppNotificationToastTitle:
= Quit Skype
Strings WindowCloseUtils_CloseAppNotificationToastBody:
= Quitting Skype and ending all current calls.
Strings StreamItem_ViewLink:
= View link
Strings StreamItem_SendToAddin:
= Create to-do
Strings UserProfilePanel_NamePlaceholder:
= Name
Strings UserProfilePanel_MoodMessageLabel:
= Mood message
Strings CallMediaCapturerToast_StopLinkText:
= Stop NDI
= Stop NDI®
Strings CallMediaCapturerToast_StartedInitiatorAccessibilityLabel:
= Started using NDI
= Started using NDI®
Strings CallMediaCapturerToast_StoppedInitiatorAccessibilityLabel:
= Stopped using NDI
= Stopped using NDI®
Strings Plugin_Save:
= Save
Strings Plugin_Cancel:
= Cancel
Strings Plugin_CreateTaskTitle:
= Create task
Strings Plugin_NewFolder:
= Skype To-Do
Strings Plugin_Saved:
= Task saved successfully
Strings AboutPanel_Version:
= Skype version {version}
Strings AccessibilityLabel_NewMessage:
= New message from {senderName}, {messageContent}, received at {timestamp}.
Strings UserSettingsPanel_CallingAndVoiceMailSettingsWindowTitle:
= Calling & Voice Mail
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ManageUsersTitle:
= Manage users
Strings UserSettingsPanel_BlockedUsersTitle:
= Blocked users
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ConnectedUsersTitle:
= Connected users
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ConnectedUsersExplanation:
= Connected users are contacts you've added, spoken with, or synced from your device. They can see your presence status and certain info in your Skype profile.
Strings AdvancedCallingSettingsPanel_BroadcastTermsOfServiceLinkTitle:
= Broadcast Terms of Service
Strings AdvancedCallingSettingsPanel_BroadcastTermsOfServiceDisclaimer:
= Using Skype in a broadcasted program is subject to Skype's {link}.
Strings InviteShare_MoreButtonButtonLabel:
= More
Strings InviteShare_MoreButtonButtonSubtitle:
= Send as SMS, email or through another app
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_PairingPanelHeader:
= Select which device you'd like to be able to send and receive SMS messages with. Use the verification code to ensure you're connecting to the right device.
Strings SmsConnectRelaySettings_PairingPanelFooter:
= Don't see your device? Check that Skype is open and you're signed in using the same account.'
Strings UsersStore_TextMessageDisplayName:
= {phoneNumbers} (SMS)

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
    Galinka Vasileva,
    can i install the skype version on windows 10
    1. 0 0 0
      Hello! Yes, you can do this using the "compatibility mode" or "/silent" trick. For more info, please read How to install the new Skype on Windows 10.
  2. 0 0 0
    bom dia, essa nova versão não esta funcionando no windows server 2012, como faço para corrigi.
    1. 0 0 0
      I have not tested this version on Windows Server 2012 and I don't know any details about it. Therefore, to help you, I would like to know what error occurs.
  3. 0 0 0
    alexander pingoy,
    I would like to be able to skype without buying. do you have a free version/
    1. 0 0 0
      Skype is free. Just download it from this page or from the official site.
  4. 0 0 0
    Cody Maverick,
    The first version of Skype 8.XXX had a really awful function called "People you may know". It would mine data from my Skype contact list and suggest to my contacts that they might know these people. I made many complaints on the MS forums, but no one actually cared. The MS moderators tried to tout the new feature as good and repeatedly told me that it wasn't a violation of my privacy in any way. However, I logged in one day and staring right back at me under the wonderful suggestion of "people you may know" was my rapist! It was an incredibly dangerous breach of privacy, so I closed my account and uninstalled Skype.

    Has this new version removed the offending "people you may know" function, or is it still there?
    1. 0 0 0
      Hello! The new Skype have settings allowing to hide your account from search results and suggestions. Also, your account will not be used to recommend friends to other people. It can be found at Skype → Application Settings → Manage how people find you.
  5. 0 0 0
    We are not able to hear the notification sounds on this version of Skype. Is there a way to fix this?
    1. 0 0 0
      Hi! What kind of notifications do you mean? Anyway, try this:
      1) Open Skype
      2) Click on your avatar or on the “three dots” button
      3) Click “Application Settings”
      4) Scroll down to the “Notifications” label
      5) Enable the “In-app sounds” option
      1. 0 0 0
        It was actually already enabled. Also when I start up Skype it doesn't even make a sound, even though my friend's does make a sound when it is started and receives notifications.
        1. 0 0 0
          As far I know, the new Skype doesn't make any sounds at startup. Anyway, you should get sound notifications when you are called or receive new messages. If this does not happen, make sure that your Skype status is not set to "Do Not Disturb". Also, check the Windows Volume Mixer and make sure that sounds are not muted for Skype.
  6. 0 0 0
    How to you delete messages and contacts on skype
    1. 0 0 0
      - To delete one message: within the chat, right-click on the desired message and choose “Remove”.

      - To delete all messages: from the contact list, right-click on the desired contact and choose “Delete Skype conversation”.

      - To delete a contact: from the contact list, right click on the desired contact, chose “View profile”, scroll down to the “Profile” label, and click “Delete contact”.
  7. 0 -1 1
    Hello... I have Skype version and Windows 7 OS. I am trying to add a contact but there doesn't seem to be any way of doing it. When I search for a contact by name or phone number and they don't show up the only option I am given is to "Invite them to join skype". which is not what I want to do. All I want to do is to add a contact with a phone number so I can use skype to call them on their mobile. Any suggestion?
    1. 0 0 0
      Hello! Try this one:
      1) Click on the "Use Dialpad" icon next to the "Search Skype" field.
      2) Type the phone number and call it (you can cancel immediately the call).
      3) Right-click on the new conversation from the "Chats" sidebar and choose "View profile".
      4) Click the "Add on Skype" button.
      1. 0 0 0
        Thanks... that worked!.... but it must be the most counter-intuitive, ridiculously difficult way I've ever seen to "add a contact" to your contacts! oh... I forgot... Microsoft bought Skype!
  8. 0 0 0
    How do you search previous messages in a particular chat room? When I use the Control +F it searches for rooms not messages in a specific room.
    1. 0 0 0
  9. 0 0 0
    How do you change video settins in skype All I have under "Audio and Video Settings" is a way to select the hardware I used, but not to turn off low light compensation. My webcam is going dark randomly.
    1. 0 0 0
      The new Skype doesn't support such settings.
  10. 0 0 0
    I was updated to today, running on Windows 7 laptop. The ability to have inbound calls ring the PC speaker and to have active calls use my headeset, which is an ability I am sure all people with a headset desire, has been removed.

    I contacted Customer Support and was advises that ye, this abilitu has been removed. Solution they propose was to upgrade my OS to W10 so then I have ability to select 'Classic" Skype. Totally ridiculos.

    Without wondering why they would remove such a necessary function, (1) what was the last release that supported full configuration of audio and (2) if I uninstall 8.25 in order to install a legacy version, do I lose all my existing contacts?
    1. 0 0 0
      Download the Skype Classic (more exactly, version Installing this version will keep your contacts intact.
      1. 0 0 0
        Wonderful, thanks. Now that I have Classic back it really amazes me how many configurable items have been stripped out of the new releases. Like 80% are gone.
        My challenge with shifting to another platform is that I have a Skype In number that is my only phone number, and I doubt that it is portable to another platform.
        But honestly, why can not they keep the configurable items, perhaps even under an Advanced tab, like other Microsoft products like Office programs.
        1. 0 0 0
          The new Skype is just young. Over time, other functions will be added, but don't hesitate to send your feedback to developers, so they know what you are missing.
          1. 0 0 0
            I understand that Skype 8.2x is young but why force users to fell and act like Steve Ballmer (Windows 8.x). MS mainly plan to strip Skype so all users "need" to get "Pro" version (cost).
            1. 0 0 0
              I think you are very wrong about the "Pro" version.
  11. 0 0 0
    JJ D.,
    i know this is the newest version so it isnt perfect but will spell check be added anytime soon?
    1. 0 0 0
      This version already supports spellcheck on Windows 10 (and, perhaps, on Windows 8 too). By the way, the latest version is
      1. 0 0 0
        Hello, I am running desktop version for Windows 10. I have confirmed that my PC settings for Typing are all correct for auto-correct on Spellcheck, however, in Skype they are not working. I have reviewed a few articles online and all point to it being controlled by the computer settings. Please advise how auto-correct can be enabled on Skype as it is not currently working properly.
        1. 0 0 0
          Well, I reviewed my knowledge about this feature. It turns out, that Skype 8 use a built-in spell checker and it's supported on Windows 7 and above. This means that the "Autocorrect misspelled words" option has no any effect. By the way, you can see the suggested words by right-clicking on the highlighted word.
      2. 0 0 0
        JJ D.,
        i have and so far no spell check option. i have no clue what version of windows this is because its a gift lap top.
        1. 0 0 0
          There are no options to configure spellcheck, but Skype 8 will use the UI language to highlight misspelled words.
          1. 0 0 0
            I am multi-lingual - to get bothered by all those flagged words as been incorrectly spelled but actually are German made me return to skype classic (7.x)
          2. 0 0 0
            Forced to upgrade to Skype 8. Now the IM spell check has stopped working. It worked just fine for Skype 7 and don't tell me to check windows settings as they are already on. It never ceases to amaze me how MS can take a working product and destroy it. And don't hand me that line that Skype is new, it is not new it has been around a long time and functioned properly for a long time. Skype is new to MS and MS has destroyed a perfectly good working product. Congratulations!
            1. 0 0 0
              I don't know why it is not working for you, but Skype highlights misspelled words:
              Skype highlights misspelled words
              By the way, Skype for Windows never supported the spell checking until Microsoft added it on Windows 10 and 8 (well, with Skype 8 we got it even on Windows 7). This is why your discontent about this feature is a bit strange.

              If you need my help, I need details about your environment (more precisely, what is version and language of OS and Skype, as well as for which language you want to enable spellchecker).
              1. 0 0 0
                TY for the information and yes I would like your help. OS USA English 64 bit Windows 10 Home. Skype Enable spell checker for USA English. Regards Joe
                1. 0 0 0
                  I think that something is broken for Skype settings, and you need to reassign the language as follows:
                  1) Press Ctrl+, to open Skype Settings, click “General”, open “General”, and select “English (US)”. If it is already selected, select “Device language”. Another way to select American English is to execute Skype command /language en-US

                  2) After you have chosen American English, close Skype using the “Quit Skype” option (for example, right-click on the Skype icon from the taskbar or system tray).

                  3) Launch Skype and check if spell checker works properly. If it still does not work, tell which files are present in the following folder:
                  %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\dictionaries
                  1. 0 0 0
                    Setting the language type to USA English and restarting Skype fixed the issue. Spell check is now working. Thank You, Joe
                    1. 0 0 0
                      I'm very glad to hear it! You're always welcome.

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