Why you should upgrade to Skype 8.0 | How to upgrade Skype 8.0

Why you should upgrade to Skype 8.0 | How to upgrade Skype 8.0 

Why you should upgrade to Skype 8.0 | How to upgrade Skype 8.0
Microsoft Skype is upgrading the new desktop version with new features keeping in mind to the younger generation and encouraging more people to join the platform. No changes have been made to the design interface but will have more elements to be added with.

What’s new in Skype 8.0?

Skype users can now drag and drop any photo, audio, video file from the desktop to the app and won’t have to go through the lengthy process of searching and attaching the file. Also, users can now still share files of up to 300MB at a time. This is a lot more in comparison to Whatsapp, where one can share files up to 16MB in one go. Users can now respond to individual members in the group chat by using@ symbol followed by their name. 
All the files, links, and photo shared by users on Skype will now show on the separate section called gallery. It will consume less time as users won’t have to scroll through an endless stream of chat to look for an older photo or link.  Also, during the group chat on the large screen, users can see every participant in HD resolution. Skype will be the first platform which can record a conversation 

 How to upgrade Skype 8.0 

  1. Open the Skype program.
  2. Click the “help” menu and select “check for updates”.
  3. Click download if an update is available.
  4. Click upgrade to install the downloaded updated. Windows may prompt you to allow the update installer to run.
  5. Select your language (if prompted). You may be asked to select your language before the upgrade begins. You will also be asked to review the terms of use and privacy policy.
  6. Decide if you want to install click to call (if prompted). You may be asked if you want to install the Skype plugin for your browser. This plugin allows you to click phone numbers in your web browser and dial them with Skype. If you don’t want to install it, uncheck the box.
  7. Decide if you want to make Bing search engine (if prompted). You may be asked if you want to set your browser homepage and default search engine to Bing. These options are usually checked by default.
  8. Wait for an upgrade to install. This may take a few minutes. If you logged into Skype, you will be logged out during the upgrade process.
  9. Sign into Skype. When the upgrade is complete, you will be prompted to enter your username and password again. Enter them and click “Sign in” to start using your upgraded Skype program.
  10. Reinstall Skype program if something goes wrong. If the upgrade doesn’t download or doesn’t install correctly, the quickest way to fix it is to uninstall and reinstall Skype. You won’t lose your contacts list or message history.
You can download a fresh Skype installer from Skype.com

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