The latest version of Skype 8.25 for Windows, Mac and Linux is available for download and installation from Microsoft. Get the latest Skype 8.25 offline installer direct download links in this article. The latest version sports a visually colorful design. With the new release, Skype 7.4 or Skype classic development will be ceased by Microsoft. Skype 8.xx is the future way to go for regular users.
Looking for an offline installer for Skype 8.25? Find the latest download links below. While you can get the Skype Classic and switch to the older version of Skype, it is recommended that you should be running Skype 8.25 at the least. Microsoft recommends Skype 12 to be used in Windows. It does not come as Windows Desktop setup. Skype 12 comes pre-installed in Windows 10 but not everyone is comfortable using the Windows app as compared to the Desktop app. That’s why users prefer Skype 8 Desktop app over Skype 12 Windows app.
Skype 8.25 features and advantages
Let’s discuss some advantages of Skype 8.25 as compared to Skype Classic
The earlier versions of Skype used to save chat history on the local computer. This meant that if Windows got corrupted, Skype history would be lost. This is not the case now. Skype 8.25 is cloud based and synchronizes chat history with Microsoft servers.
Another advantage of using Skype 8.25 or above is encryption. Like, WhatsApp, Skype also supports end to end encryption but you need to be running Skype 8.14 or higher.
Opening the About dialog will automatically trigger Skype to check for latest version. It will automatically start downloading if a new version is available. Alternatively, you can follow our blog to get the latest information when new versions of Skype are released.