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Skype 8.25.0.5 for Windows

The free application Skype for Windows has been updated to version 8.25.0.5, 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 8.25.0.5 for Windows, we can only assume that the application has become better.

Skype 8.25.0.5 for Windows

File size:

55.1 MB

Operating system:

Windows

Skype version:

8.25.0.5

Release date:

Total downloads:

4 065


Changelog

The following table contains the list of known changes in version Skype 8.25.0.5 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.

Files /resources/app.asar [-5499.67KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/Processing.NDI.Lib.x86.dll [+0.01KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/RTMPLTFM.dll [-0.03KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/RtmCodecs.dll [+0.02KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/RtmMediaManager.dll [+0.02KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/slimcore.node [-1.48KB]
Files /resources/app.asar.unpacked/node_modules/slimcore/bin/ssScreenVVS2.dll [+0.02KB]
Strings AccessibilityLabel_SelectedProfileBubbleRemoved:
= Removed {displayName}
Strings CallPanel_AudioDeviceFailed:
= Your audio device failed. Connect another device, or try updating your audio drivers and restarting your computer.
= There was a problem with your audio device. Connect to another device, update your audio drivers or try restarting your computer.
Strings CallPanel_MicrophoneFailed:
= There was a problem with your microphone. Connect to another microphone, update your audio drivers or try restarting your computer.
Strings CallPanel_SpeakerFailed:
= There was a problem with your speakers. Connect to another speaker, update your audio drivers or try restarting your computer.
Strings CallPanel_GoLiveDescription:
= We've notified rest of your group.
= We've notified the rest of your group.
Strings CallPanel_SnapshotNotification:
= {name} took a snapshot
Strings ConnectivityStatusBar_NoInternetConnectionAccessibilityAnnouncement:
= No internet connection
Strings ConnectivityStatusBar_ConnectingAccessibilityAnnouncement:
= Connecting
Strings ContentPanelHeader_PrivateCallButtonTitle:
= Private Audio Call
Strings ContentPanelHeader_JoinGoLiveTitle:
= Join
Strings ContentPanelHeader_GoLiveWithoutVideoCoachMarkText:
= Start a call without ringing everyone in the group.
Strings ContentPanelHeader_GoLiveToolTip:
= Go live - start your video without ringing everyone
= Go Live - start your video without ringing everyone
Strings ContentPanelHeader_GoLiveWithoutVideoToolTip:
= Go Live - start a call without ringing everyone
Strings ContentPanelHeader_GoLiveDisabledToolTip:
= This group is too large to go live in.
= This group is too large to Go Live in.
Strings ContentPanelHeader_JoinGoLiveToolTip:
= Join Go Live
Strings ContentPanelHeader_JoinGoLiveWithVideoToolTip:
= Join Go Live with video
Strings ConversationsListItem_BlockContactAccessibilityAnnouncement:
= {displayName} blocked
Strings ConversationsListItem_PrivateConversationInvitation:
= Private conversation invitation
Strings DetailsPanelHeader_ShowMoreTitle:
= Show more
Strings Global_ApplyButtonTitle:
= Apply
Strings InfoPanel_DeleteConversationLabel:
= Delete conversation
Strings SearchHint_Messages:
= Search for messages in your current chat or chat history. Find @mentions and more.
= Search for messages in your current chat or in all chats.
Strings UserSettingsPanel_ManageContactsTitleUpper:
= MANAGE CONTACTS
Strings SettingsLanguages_zh_HK:
= 中文(香港特別行政區) - Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR)
Strings SwiftQuickReplyListView_AccessibilityLabelPrefix:
= Cortana suggestion, {accessibilityLabel}
Strings GroupProfilePanel_NotificationsHeader:
= NOTIFICATIONS
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenCallSectionTitle:
= Talk With The World
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenCallSectionBody:
= Call friends and family on Skype for free or mobiles and landlines across the world at low affordable rates.
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenGroupSectionTitle:
= Powerful Features For Groups
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenGroupSectionBody:
= Skype offers a fantastic group calling experience. Simple and powerful group messaging brings people closer together.
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenEverywhereSectionTitle:
= Bring Skype Everywhere
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenEverywhereSectionBody:
= Take your conversations on the go and keep everything in sync. Available on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and Xbox.
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenPersonalizeBody:
= You are unique, why wouldn't your Skype experience be too?
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenPersonalizeDescription:
= Add your photo and choose your theme.
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenPersonalizeCallToAction:
= Personalize Skype
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenFindFriendsCallToAction:
= Find Friends
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenStartConversationCallToAction:
= Start a New Group
Strings Onboarding_LandingScreenDownloadForMobileCallToAction:
= Download for Mobile
Strings PeopleList_NoResults:
= No results found

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.

76 comments

  1. 1 0 1
    sammi,
    hello ,

    thank you for the new version of skype that is 8.25.0.5 it is good but ,

    how to manage history?

    deleting all history in on e click?

    no history to be saved?

    thank you
    1. 0 -4 4
      Administrator,
      Hello! The new Skype keeps chat history in the cloud and doesn't offer any options to manage it. Except, you can delete messages and conversations one at a time.
      1. 0 0 0
        Rick,
        Last few weeks only (as much as a month) in the cloud, AFAIK. It would be nice if more was stored there.

        BTW, it's interesting that this version installs on the latest version of Win10 without setting compatibility first. I wonder when that happened? That's a sign, to me, that the UWP version is going away.
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator,
          My chats history is stored up to 1 year. Somewhere I read that it will be extended up to two years.

          As far for this versions on Windows 10 — I noticed this thing some days ago. I think this is due to the fact that Support for classic Skype will be ending in September 2018.
          1. 0 0 0
            Rick,
            Yes, no doubt the compatibility thing is tied to the retirement, but it's puzzling why MS would do it if they want Win10 (current version) users on UWP, which they definitely have to this point. Skype 8.25 is even easy to download for Win10 (current version) users, which wasn't the case before without using known direct URLs.

            On history, to be clear, you're saying that you can install Skype on a new machine, or a new Windows profile, where are there no previous Skypes, login, and see that an entire year of Skype history is eventually synced? If so, that has to be rather new. The only thing I've seen about a year was recently in a section of the FAQ pertaining to the upgrade from 7.x. I thought it pertained specifically to that process only, but apparently not.

            Will I lose any conversation history when I upgrade?
            Your conversation history from the last year will be displayed in the upgraded client. Older history will be transferred to a local file on your machine
            1. 0 0 0
              Administrator,
              I think they cannot force users to use UWP version. Just like they can not continue to support classic Skype. Therefore, they chose the lesser of two "evils".

              As for history, yes, I tested it on a clean virtual machine (thus, Skype was not installed before). In my case Skype allowed me to see messages up to August 7, 2017. If I remember it right, after one year I will still see the history up to this date.
  2. 1 +1 0
    GaryL,
    8.25 Partially broke integration with Plantronics Savi W720M headset. Have to manually answer and manually hang up calls now. Also Skype Audio test doesn't work correctly. Test plays over speakers, not Savi headest, but calls do play through headset. On latest Savi firmware.
  3. 4 +4 0
    Stephan Loeffert,
    I absolutely hate this version - everything has changed. I work and use my sofware and don't have the time to look what is where everytime a marketing genius makes an update. Everything is hidden and hard to find.
    By the way, I'm not a youngster and able to read, I don't need stupid (different) icons in every software.
    I'm using windows 10 on a desktop. I know that you've made it more like windows 10, but that's not an advantage!
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator,
      Please note that this is an unofficial blog, and I am a Skype user just like you.
      1. 1 +1 0
        Stephan Löffert,
        Dear Admin,
        yes, you are right, I've mistaken that (didn't notice the small letters at the top "unofficial blog"). Sorry
        Meanwhile I'm back to version 7.40.0.104
        1. 1 +1 0
          Administrator,
          Also you missed the "Important Notice" from the left sidebar ;)
          But do not worry, you are always welcome!

          By the way, I recommend to use 7.41.0.101 (at least because it doesn't have an built-in Updater, so you will not have any surprises). On other hand, there are some bad news: Support for classic Skype will be ending in September 2018.
  4. 0 -1 1
    Andy Huynh,
    Hello.
    Could you tell me how to change the text font size? It seems this version does not have this option. I managed to improvise with the CTRL SHIFT +
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator,
      Hello! The new Skype doesn't support any font settings. The only thing you can do is to change font size using Skype hotkeys.
  5. 0 0 0
    Jay,
    In this version I can no longer run multiple skype accounts at the same time
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Instead of /secondary you must use --secondary and --datapath. For more details read Command line parameters for the new Skype and How to run multiple Skype accounts at the same time.
      1. 0 0 0
        jay,
        What actually works is that, after you have created the desktop shortcut, you right-click on it, select properties and replace whatever is on the Target field with "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype.exe" --secondary --datapath "%appdata%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\profile1"

        You then create a second, third etc. desktop shortcut and each time you replace whatever is on the Target field with "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Skype.exe" --secondary --datapath "%appdata%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\profile2" etc.

        [Updated ]
        I can no longer choose from a variety of sounds eg. when one of my contacts goes on or off line etc.
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator,
          Is not that indicated in my posts? As for sounds, yep, the new Skype doesn't support this feature.
  6. 0 0 0
    George,
    "Although it is not known what changed in the Skype 8.25.0.5 for Windows, we can only assume that the application has become better."

    I can only assume this is sarcasm :P

    With Skype from Microsoft, it only gets worse.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hey, dear George! Don't be evil!! For better results just don't compare Skype 8 to the classic version. (holidayspirit)
  7. 0 0 0
    Gail Gardner,
    Do you know if 8.21 or 8.25 work reliably with Windows 7? I have so far avoided breaking my PC again by refusing updates, but if they are going to force me to update I'd like to know which is more likely to actually still work. Thank you.
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator,
      The new Skype works on Windows without any problems. I recommend Skype 8.22.0.2 and above because it have a neutral color scheme, improved sidebar, and video messages.

      If you are not sure, just create your own portable Skype and check it yourself without installing it.
      1. 0 0 0
        Gail Gardner,
        Thanks. I've passed that advice and link on to our Skype groups. Skype updates that cause it to stop working seriously impact my productivity, so I try to avoid being their guinea pig whenever possible.
        1. 1 +1 0
          Administrator,
          By the way, that script will never allow portable Skype to be updated automatically.
  8. 0 0 0
    Charlotte,
    Hi
    I want to know how to keep several conversation screens open in skype 8.25 for windows
    and where to find the menu bar
    1. 0 0 0
      Rick,
      They've promised multi-window, but no ETA.
    2. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello!
      Unfortunately, this feature is not yet supported in Skype 8.

      I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to implement this feature in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.
  9. 0 0 0
    John T,
    Sending a video message on Skype 8.25 seems to cut off at about 20 seconds. on old version we had 3 minutes. Is this correct, only 20 seconds now for a video message.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Yes, the new Skype has a such limitation.

      I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to increase the duration of the video message in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.
  10. 0 0 0
    hmd,
    hi
    how can I see online friends on skype 8.25.05
    thanks
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello! Please read this: How to see online friends in Skype 8?.
  11. 0 0 0
    Miki,
    Can you please tell how to access to camera settings in the latest version? I cannot find any option to access the brightness. Thank you
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello!
      Unfortunately, this feature is not yet supported in Skype 8.

      I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to implement this feature in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.
  12. 0 0 0
    Andrew Zubel,
    How can I change the date format in SKYPE 8.25.0.5? Not all users of this product are based in the US. I am on Windows 8.1
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      The new Skype uses the OS date and time settings.
  13. 0 0 0
    ZR1,
    Does anyone else think it's absolutely absurd that there are no camera settings in version 8? The Windows 10 app version of Skpe doesn't have the the camera settings either. So I'm sure a lot of people who were using version 7 were doing so because the camera settings were still available there.

    Minimally, Skype should have *warned* users who were upgrading from version 7 that their camera settings would no longer be available.

    (I'm talking about adjusting the picture/etc.)
  14. 0 0 0
    Murtaxa,
    We are a small organization.

    Due to the security of company sensitive files, we need to restrict Skype file transfer over LAN & WAN on Skype 8.25 version.

    How we can restrict Skype file transfer. Kindly reply or Suggest

    Best wishes
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello!
      Unfortunately, this feature is not yet supported in Skype 8.

      I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to implement this feature in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.
  15. 0 0 0
    Noman Naseer,
    I want to restrict user can't share file by using the skype new version. In previous versions I have used skype Registry Editor to stop file sharing. Now that is no working on new updated version of 8.25 with registry editor.
    Please tell me how can I stop user to share file by using the skype on updated version.
  16. 0 0 0
    Louise Szczepanik,
    I updated to Skype 8.25 today and it does not contain a Menu Bar at the top so I have no options to change or look up things ... I have a desktop and I am on MicroSoft Windows 10 so I am confused as to why I don't have a menu bar ? .... Also on video settings there are no options for me to choose a camera setting ... Help !!
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      To show the menu bar, press the Alt key. As for camera settings, there are no such ones (you can only switch to another camera). I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to implement this feature in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.
      1. 0 0 0
        Louise Szczepanik,
        Thank you ! ... Good to know that I can now get a Menu Bar .
  17. 0 0 0
    Lyn Connelly,
    Hi I have just downloaded version 8.25.0.5 and although testing my mic and speakers says they are working, the other party can see and hear me but I can only see them? any help would be appreciated.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello! Not sure that I understood you. You don't see your friends during a video call, while everything else is working properly?
  18. 0 0 0
    Ferdy,
    Where can i find the emoticon list on skype 8.25?
    when i click on emoticon button it always said no emoticon found.
    please help me.
    because i can't read any emoticon sent from my friend.

    thank you
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Generally, after upgrade Skype needs some time to download all the emoticons. Therefore, please specify, how much did you wait?
      1. 0 0 0
        Ferdy,
        I'm already wait for 5 days and still no emoticons.
        How long should i wait?
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator,
          No, this is definitely not your case. Skype downloads emoticons within a couple of minutes.

          As for your issue, tell me what's your OS and provide the URL of the Skype access checker report.
          1. 0 0 0
            Ferdy,
            BD9B-E9CE-277E-9723-E8D2

            What is the meaning?
            1. 0 0 0
              Administrator,
              It means that something is blocking access to some Skype servers. I think you should take a look at this article: Skype 7 does not work on Windows 10.
  19. 0 0 0
    Jack,
    Does skype 8.25 work on windows 10 version 1803 as the skype system requirements page says:

    Note: Skype (version 8) on Windows Desktop requires:
    Windows 10 Version 1507, or version 1511
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Yes, the new Skype works under that version, as well as others that are not listed in the official FAQ
  20. 0 0 0
    hafnim,
    sir how can i enlarge the video call screen???i tired most of the time but failed...
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      What is your operating system? Have you tried to maximize the window to full screen?
  21. 0 0 0
    jpcaj,
    Hello,
    I have a question, how come Skype 8.25.0.5 is not asking for a password everytime open the program?

    In the prior version it required a password every time i logged in.

    At work we often move to different stations depending on work demand.
    When i work on a different station, whom ever is sitting at my original station can open skype and it automatically logs me in. This is a pain.

    What is the solution for this.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello! To prevent automatic logon, use the “Sign Out” option. For example, right-click the Skype icon on the system tray and choose “Sign Out”.
  22. 0 0 0
    Barbara McAulay,
    I would like to know how to get spell check on Skype version 8.25.0.5.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Skype 8 will automatically check misspelled words for the current UI language.
      1. 0 0 0
        Samdani,
        But the latest version 8.27.0.85 doesn't check the spelling automatically. Please advise.
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator,
          What is your OS and what language do you use for Skype?
  23. 0 0 0
    Donna Austin,
    I just upgraded to the new skype and the font on messages is so small it is had for me to read. How do you make it bigger, could do it on the other skype veriions. Sorry like the old verison better. Help.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      You can increase the font size using the Ctrl+Shift+= key combination. For more hotkeys check Skype shortcuts in the new version.
  24. 0 0 0
    skywalker,
    With the new version of Skype 8.25.0.5, it seems that it doesn't give any option to adjust video camera settings. Can somebody help me, please?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello!
      Unfortunately, this feature is not yet supported in Skype 8.

      I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to implement this feature in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.
  25. 0 0 0
    Carolynn Gilbert,
    I still can't get the Skype to display the date correctly. My OS is dd/mm/yyyy but Skype is the American way which is confusing. What else can I do? I can't find any way to change it within Skype.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      I also encountered this issue. As a workaround launch Skype using --lang=en-GB command line parameter. For more details check Command line parameters for the new Skype.
  26. 0 0 0
    Mab Con,
    Hello. I just updated to new skype and Im quite disappointed with it since it doesnt allow me to edit the video camera. This feature is very important to me esp if I have low light background or if I have a lot of breakouts. This feature allows me to look better. Please put back the old feature, Im lovin skype bec of that. If not, i just have to revert to the old skype if I could.

    I would greatly appreciate and love again skype if you grant my request.

    Cheers!
  27. 0 0 0
    Ricardo Rodriguez,
    Hello,
    We have some HTML code in which we want Skype 8.25.0.5 to be the default dialer but it does not matter what way I try, callto or tel it does not default to 8.25.0.5 but instead the Windows 10 Skype app. Anyone ran across this? I even try to do search in default apps but 8.25.0.5 version does not appear and no setting on the actual application. Anyone found a way to work this in?

    Thanks!
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello! I did not test, but you can modify registry and specify desired executable at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Or, how about to uninstall Skype for UPW?
  28. 0 0 0
    FRiDA,
    Hello, I am running Skype V.8.27.0.85, I need a Main.db viewer to view my history, however i have search all Skype db viewer or skype browser, it seems it cant ready the new 8.27 skype for desktop main.db
    please recommand one for me or direct me to down load?

    [Updated ]
    Hello All, I am running on version 8.27.0.85, i try to find a skype main.db viewer for main.db under skylib folder, but all skypebrower or main.db view is not working with the new version of skype, would you recommand one for me that is workable
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello! Skype 8 no longer stores the history locally. For this reason, you cannot use the old ways of reading conversations from main.db.
      1. 0 0 0
        FRIDA,
        Thanks, do You know anyway i am able to acquired this in a file like the old way like main.db.
        1. 0 0 0
          Administrator,
          Do you want to say that your main.db file from the skylib folder contains chat messages?
          1. 0 0 0
            FRIDA,
            Yes, i need a way to consolidate all chat history in to one file like main.db for the current version we use V.8.27.0.85,, is there anyway to process this? even i went into my skype and click export my chat history it still show the history before i update skype version to V.8.27.0.85
            1. 0 0 0
              Administrator,
              Sorry, I thought you were able to do this. As I said, Skype no longer stores messages in main.db and I don't know how to export history from Skype 8. The only way is to use classic Skype (it will download history sent via Skype 8 and will store it into main.db).
  29. 0 0 0
    Dattaram Walvankar,
    Dear Sir
    Earlier skype used to have notification, whereby we get notification for the Birthday for all those are connected with us via Skype (Majority of the people use Facebook as it gives Birthday reminder of all the friends). Why it has been stopped. If we wish to start it again what needs to be done ?
    Please guide me accordingly.
    Thanks & Kind Regards
    Dattaram Walvankar
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello!
      Unfortunately, this feature is not supported in Skype 8.

      I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to implement this feature in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.

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