Asked by: Mickey Niedorff
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Does Skype automatically update?

Last Updated: 29th March, 2020

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At Skype, we regularly release updates toour software so that we can introduce new features, improveexisting ones and fix bugs. Updating Skype is always free,and we recommend that you use the latest version of Skype,which is why Skype automatically updates to the latestversion by default.

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Similarly, you may ask, when was Skype last updated?

Yes. Support for Skype version 7 and below willend on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 onmobile and tablet devices. When support ends, we'll begin requiringupdates to the latest version.

will Skype shut down? In July, Microsoft announced Skype 8.0 waslaunching on the desktop, and that it would be shuttingdown version 7.0 (aka Skype Classic) as a result. Theolder version would no longer function after September 1,2018, it had said. So it's unclear at this time when SkypeClassic will be closed down for good.

Subsequently, question is, how do I check for updates on Skype?

Select the Update Now button to download, install andsign in to the latest version of Skype.

To update Skype on Windows 7 & 8 from within theapp:

  1. Sign into Skype.
  2. Select Help.
  3. Choose Check for updates manually. Note: If you do not see theHelp option in Skype, press the ALT key and the toolbar willappear.

What is the new version of Skype?

Platform Latest versions
iPod touch Skype 8.52.0.138?
Mac Skype for Mac (OS 10.10 and higher) version 8.52.0.145 Skypefor Mac (OS 10.9) version 8.49.0.49
Linux Skype for Linux version 8.52.0.138
Windows Skype for Windows Desktop version 8.52.0.138?

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