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Automatic updates are the easiest way to keep your version of Skype for Mac OS X up to date. They’re turned on by default, but if you’d like to disable them:
If you have disabled Skype automatic updates on your Mac, you can update Skype manually:
Note: From time to time, we do retire older versions of Skype to focus our efforts on improving the most recent versions of Skype. When this happens, you'll see the following message when trying to sign in to Skype: If that’s the case, simply click Download the latest version now and follow the steps to upgrade to the latest version for free. You can also follow detailed step-by-step instructions here to resolve the issue and continue using Skype.
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