My question is simple?
How to know what is latest Skype version number in form 188.8.131.52?
I don't like automatic things (services, updates) that work in background without my knowledge or control.
I would like to compare, from time to time, Skype version number on my computer with latest Skype version number somewhere on the web.
I don’t won’t to download and install 28+ MB to see that I already have that version.
Why Skype version number is not written beside download link?
Is it secret or something?
You can check this site for the latest Skype version:
Note that the number at the 3 position in the version number (e.g. 184.108.40.206) just indicates a sub-version provided in different regions of the World. The last basic version is 220.127.116.11.
However, a version number with .32 at the 3 position (i.e. 18.104.22.168) would indicate that this is the so-called business version without Facebook integration, while 22.214.171.124 would be a special version provided for users migrating to Skype form Messenger. Installer with this version number removes Messenger from the computer on the installation of Skype.
You can also check the version number of a downloaded installer by right clicking on the file and selecting Properties -> Details.