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Upgrade now to Skype for Windows Desktop

On July 7 2015, we turned off Skype for modern Windows. To get the most out of Skype, including group video calls, screen sharing and more, please download Skype for Windows desktop.

If you’re using a Windows RT tablet and can’t install desktop applications, you don’t need to do anything – the modern app will continue to work for you.

To continue using Skype on any other Windows device, you need to download and install Skype for Windows desktop, then uninstall Skype for modern Windows. Find out how with this guide to upgrading from one app to the other.

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If you’re using Skype for modern Windows (the version that's going away), then your Skype experience looks like this:

When you’ve upgraded to Skype for Windows desktop, your Skype experience will look like this:

Learn more about the benefits of upgrading to Skype for Windows desktop.

Find out what happens to your chat history when you upgrade.

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