23-10-2013 10:19 - edited 23-10-2013 10:22
We are excited to announce the availability of Skype for Windows 8.1on a breadth of devices from our OEM partners and our friends at Surface. If you are still running Windows 8.0 please take a look at this tutorial on updating to Windows 8.1 for free. This way you can benefit from the new Skype 2.2 for Windows 8.1 update.
Apart from multiple smaller improvements on every corner of the app experience it will bring you a much improved feature set for multitasking. Part of it is the new notification widget that allows you to accept calls even on the lock screen of your Windows 8.1 device:
Best of all with Windows 8.1, Skype will automatically move to the side when you select any link in Skype or shared item, enabling you to do more while you chat. You can also snap Skype and adjust the size of the window, so whether you’re watching a show, listening to music, playing a game together or co-editing a document, you can do more while staying connected to those that matter to you:
We hope that you love this Skype for Windows 8.1 release as much as we do, and you can bet you’ll be seeing continual improvements and new functionality from us in the coming months. Try Skype for Windows 8.1 today and please share your feedback here on the Skype Community.
I hate the new Skype for Win8.1. What is up with my (unused for years) importing my Messenger contacts? Tried to unlink, and now I have to sign into an MS account to start Skype, whidch is how I got them linked to start with. Cannot find settings. Cannot find how to delete contacts. CAnnot find any "What's new help". This program is a worthless pile of junk. How do I uninstall it (yes I am new to Win8, so don't understand why it isn't listed in Control Panle / Software). At no time was I asked if I wanted this crap on my computer or given a choice to install the old version. PLEASE tell me how to get rid of this junk, and how to install the old version of Skype that worked just fine and intuitively under Windows 7.
download skype for windows desktop, install it, then you can use it ass your normally did
to uninstall skype for windows 8, go to the metro interface on win 8, go to all apps, on win 8 is that right click, all apps, on win 8.1 is it the arrow below, right click on skype, and than choose in the bar below, uninstall
I hate the new Skype for Win8.1. What is up with my (unused for years) importing my Messenger contacts? Tried to unlink, and now I have to sign into an MS account to start Skype, whidch is how I got them linked to start with. Cannot find settings. Cannot find how to delete contacts. CAnnot find any "What's new help".
Sorry to hear about your trouble with this new release. We have prepared an intro video that shows your around in the new Skype for Windows 8.1: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12101/getting-s
If you find out it's time to clean up your Messenger contact list the easiest is to fire up this page in your browser: https://people.live.com
Managing your Skype contacts can be done in the client as shown here: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12107/adding-co
I made an upgrade from 8 to 8.1 on my Windows PC and Skype stopped working afterwards. First, it was a pasword issue and then I just couldn't launch Skype. Each time I tried to launch it would take me back to the Start screen. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing, yet no change. Please, help.