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Community Manager Emeritus
Last updated April 23rd 2015

Hello Skype Community,


Those of you that have been using older versions of Skype for Mac until now have recently seen a prompt to upgrade Skype when trying to sign in. More information on why we are retiring older version here:


There was some confusion on which Skype version is supported on which OS X version. TLDR:

Skype is available on OS X 10.6 - 10.10.


See below for which Skype version to use per OS X version your are on:


OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" & 10.10 "Yosemite"

Just use latest Skype version from


OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard", 10.7 "Lion" & 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

Latest version is 6.15.x.335 from 

This is a solid release and you can still use all of the main features (i.e. group video, group chats, screen sharing etc). NB: only use the link above, it serves you with a correct update for your OS version. Direct links (to DMG files) can work, but are not guaranteed to do so.


That said, we encourage you to stay up to date, meaning upgrading to the latest Mac OS X version available for your Mac and getting the latest Skype available for your system.


If you have problems updating, please let us know in this thread and the community will try to help you.

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Novel Adventurer

Thanks for the update. It was very informative.


When can we expect the Leopard compatible version of Skype? I'm only asking because your note said "soon".

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Casual Adventurer

Glad to hear that there's a 10.5 version in the works.  Hope it doesn't take too long.

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Community Manager Emeritus
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Casual Tourist

I am using Panther (10.5.8).  Would the one for Leopard (that you are about to post for download) work for me?  Thanks.  

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Casual Adventurer

I'll be happy to get skype back on my very old secondary laptop that still must remain on 10.5.8 ... it cannot be updated, so at least I'll be able to get my skype back. In the future, I hope you'll make sure NOT to disable a previous version of skype until you've verified that the new downloaded version will install on that person's configuration. It should just say sorry, you can't update your version of skype, not disable your current working version and then say that.

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Routine Adventurer

Here is a solution that has worked for a number of people using older versions of Skype on older versions of OS X. Apparently the skype admins are not interested in workarounds.

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Casual Tourist

In circle of hell with Skype.

Got message to download new version when I clicked on icon as I normally do.

Have tried 5 times now to download and install, carefully following instructions each time.

New version does not load, nor does it replace original version.

My MacBook Air is using;



Why does not he new version load

Thank you

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Casual Adventurer

"There was some confusion . . . "? Skype announced it was dropping support for anything but Mac OS 10.9/Mavericks. This is not confusion, it's gross incompetence.


Also, have you tried to buy a copy of Mac OS 10.5? I'm on 10.4. Why is that not supported?

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Novel Adventurer

If you can't wait try this...


Worked for me.


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