Download Skype Installer 8.12.0.14 & 7.40.151 [full offline setup]

A totally new Skype installer 8.12 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. With this update, Microsoft is slowing further development of the widely popular Skype design which powers installers up-to 7.40.0.151. The old version has a new name, Skype Classic. Unlike before, Skype 8.0 is downloadable as an offline installer on Microsoft’s website. That means you no longer need to connect an online installer and then download full Skype setup file. Looking for Skype offline installer? Find the latest links below. Get Skype Classic if you wish to downgrade or switch to the old version.
Advantages of new desktop Skype installer over the Classic edition.
  • The new Skype is completely a cloud-based application which syncs messages easily across multiple platforms.
  • Re-designed group and business calling features.
  • Flat design with customization options.
  • Seamlessly send large files up-t0 300 MB just by drag and drop.
  • A notification panel for quick access to unread messages.
Some cons.
  • The latest Skype looks like a web app. Hence, It takes time to load on a slow connection.
  • I feel that the video quality is poor on Skype build 8.12.0.14,  when compared to Classic editions  7.40.0.151 & 7.40.0.104 .
  • Personally, I don’t like the new colour schemes. I prefer the old design.
  • Microsoft forcing Windows 10 users to install Skype from the Windows Store.

Skype offline installer 7.40.0.151 & 7.40.0.104 [Classic]

As said earlier, Skype 7.40 has been renamed as Skype Classic. Depending on Windows OS versions, you may choose Skype installer 7.40.0.104 or 7.40.0. 151. Windows 10 users may want to check the upgrade option to download Skype installer 7.40.0.151, which is the latest. To do this in Skype, Click on the Help Tab and select ” Check for updates ” option. Choose to Download and then proceed to the installation as the application prompts.
Browse to https://go.skype.com/classic.skype to download the full offline installer.
The above given is a universal link for downloading the full Skype setup on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The website will process download link based on the operating system that you are using. For example, if you’re requesting the download from a Mac, the version you get is Skype 7.59.37.dmg.

Download latest Skype installer 8.12.0.14 for desktop

As of December 2017, Skype’s installer for Windows, Mac and Linux is numbered 8.12.0.14. It seems that Microsoft starts using an identical build number for Skype 8.0 and above, on all desktop platforms. Moreover, now it is easy to download the most up-to-date and offline version of Skype through dedicated links.
Skype offline installer for Windows: https://go.skype.com/windows.desktop.download
Download Skype setup for Linux: https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64.deb. Put .rpm instead o .deb extension if you need the rpm package.
Skype full Installer for Mac OS: https://go.skype.com/mac.download

Fix Skype installer error: Please Install from Windows store for best experience

Lately, on Windows 10, Skype shows an error message, ” Please install Skype from the Windows store for the best experience. ” The offline installer that you download from the link above won’t work. Instead, it quits and opens the Windows Store page listing the Skype app.

 

 

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