Download Skype installer 8.89 for Windows

Skype has two desktop builds for Windows PC as of 2022. One is a standalone version Skype 8.89.0.403, compatible with Windows 7 and higher. Then there is an exclusive build, Skype 15.89.403.0, available in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 & 11. The new Skype 8.89 has a similar design and features across all it’s desktop builds. The old version, Skype Classic, has been discontinued, and Microsoft now requires all users to upgrade to the Skype 8 to continue using the app.

How to download Skype installer for Windows (8.89)

We wrote this article when Microsoft only provided an online installer for Skype. At that point, customers had to rely on the Windows store to download and install Skype updates. The move was causing displeasure among users looking for an offline Skype installer, so we provided a solution on our site. However, the company subsequently changed that model; now, everyone can download Skype directly as a full installer from the Microsoft website.

Skype  installer for Windows

Click one of the following links or type in that URL on your browser’s address bar to download the Skype offline installer directly from Microsoft. We provide links to both stable and beta versions of Skype, and these links always get you the latest edition of Skype for Windows regardless of the version number we have mentioned below.

Skype installer for Windows 11 (direct download link)

https://go.skype.com/windows.desktop.download

(Skype 8.89 Final/Stable)

https://go.skype.com/windows.preview.download

(Skype 8.90 Beta/Preview)

How to download Skype 15 Offline Installer (Microsoft Store)

There isn’t much difference between Skype for desktop 8.89 and Skype app for Windows 15.89.403.0 available in the Microsoft Store. The Skype 15 app is for Windows 10 & 11 PCs and tablets. Typically, one must sign in to the Store to download this version of Skype. However, those who cannot get Skype 15 from the Store may follow this method to get an offline installer for Skype (Appx/AppxBundle/Msixbundle) from Microsoft servers.

  1. Get the official Microsoft Store link for the Skype app

    Click on this link to open the Skype app listing in Windows Store. Now copy the URL to the listing from the browser.Skype app for Windows Store listing

  2. Extract the download link for Skype appxbundle/msixbundle file using a third-party website.

    Now open this website and paste the Skype’s App Store link on the box as shown in the image. Then select the Retail channel and press the tick button.Skype appx appxbundle msixbundle download link

  3. Find the Skype app’s full offline installer file and download it

    It’s a bit tricky to find the download link for Skype 15.89.403.0 from the file list. It should start with Microsoft.SkypeApp and ends with an extension something like .appxbundle or .msixbundle.

  4. Download Skype 15 for Windows 10/11 without Microsoft Store.

    Once you find the web link for the latest version of the Skype 15 app, right-click on that link and use a download manager like IDM to save it to your Windows PC or tablet.Download Skype 15 offline installer

After download, you can double-click on the file to install Skype as usual. Since it is an offline installer of Skype 15 for Windows, you can transfer it to any Windows 11/Windows 10 PC and proceed without app store access.

Download Skype 8 portable for Windows

Using Skype and other social media platforms is not allowed in some schools and colleges. Hence, the network admins put rules that block the induction of additional programs in the systems owned by the institution. Skype for the web is an alternative when the system admin doesn’t allow you to install the desktop version.

Skype portable installer

However, if that is even blocked, try downloading Skype portable. The portable Skype installer is also an offline version of Skype for Windows developed by third-party developers by making certain modifications to the installation process. It comes as an archive with Skype files inside it. You can click on the Skype icon inside extracted Skype portable folder to open and run it – no installation is needed.

Download Skype MSI (8.89) for Windows

The Skype 8 MSI edition is also a full-size and standalone version of the application, generally used by network administrators. Microsoft hadn’t launched the .msi version of Skype 8 when they announced the new software to replace the Skype Classic version. With the introduction of the official Skype MSI Installer, it is now easy for admins to install, repair and update Skype on a network of computers under their control.

Download Skype MSI here: https://go.skype.com/msi-download

The Skype 8 MSI edition is also a full-size and standalone version of the application, but you don’t need it in most situations unless you manage many systems running Skype.

Download Skype Classic for Windows

Skype Classic, the previous edition of Skype is no longer supported by Microsoft, the download link has also been removed from the official website. Microsoft has disabled all means to login to Skype Classic- so now its worthless to download the application on Windows platform.

Download old Skype Classic Installer

However, if you are interested, you may visit our page discussing old classic version of the Skype.

Download Skype for Business Windows (32-bit or 64-bit)

Sign in to the Microsoft online portal with your Office 365 business account to download the Skype version you need. As shown in the screenshot, you can download Skype for Business 2015 or the basic edition for Office 365. Skype for Business is available for both 64-bit and 32-bit Windows editions.

Skype for Business Windows download

There isn’t any major release for this app in 2022 as Microsoft is migrating all its features to the Teams app, which would eventually replace Skype for Enterprise. It is possible to download and upgrade to MS Teams right now by logging into the Office portal, but it is not easy to go back and downgrade if you proceed.

How to download Skype installer- FAQs

Where to find the latest feature changes in Skype for Windows?

You can refer the official changelog portal to read what’s new in Skype 8/15 for Windows.

Can I install Skype on Windows 11/10 without a Microsoft Store account?

If you cannot download or sign in to the Microsoft store for some reason, you can download the offline installer listed above. It doesn’t require logging into the Windows Store for installation.

How to get Skype installer in 64-bit format?

Unfortunately, you can’t download Skype for Windows in the 64-bit format as Microsoft doesn’t provide that installer. Upgrade to MS Teams if your requirement is large-scale video calls that need higher memory resources.

Where can I download Skype for Business offline installer (Windows)?

There is a specific page on the Microsoft website for downloading Skype for Business 2015 basic version. Sign in to Microsoft online or the Office admin website (mentioned above) for other variants.

How to download Skype desktop installer for MacOS and Linux?

Skype has macOS (DMG) and Linux (DEB & RPM) versions. In Ubuntu systems you can install it using SNAP.

Can I use Skype Classic old edition now?

Skype Classic is officially dead- you can’t download it from Microsoft nor use it on any Windows platform.

What is the difference between Skype for desktop and Skype app for Windows 11/10

You can differentiate the Skype app from the desktop build 8.89 by its version number 15.87.406.0 given in the Skype Settings> Help & feedback. You will also find some advanced options for Skype in the Apps tab of the Windows Settings if it is the Microsoft Store version.difference between Skype Windows Store and desktop version

How to manually update Skype for Windows installer.

Depending on the installation route, you can update Skype for Windows from the Store or manually from Skype for the desktop app. Open Windows Store> Library and click on Get updates. In the desktop version, take the Help & Feedback tab in settings, and the application itself will check for new versions.

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  1. Thanks for the update @ViktorK. You did a great job in helping us with Skype’s MSI updates for the past few months. Appreciate your work!

  2. How do i find out how many conversations i have had with a skype user? there is a way to get this information in WATSapp

  3. How do i split the new version of Skype?

  4. HI.
    How can I Play the sound from my computer with the new version of Skype 8 without having to share my screen?

  5. Hi Winytips I have no choice than to download Skype 8.xx but my only Problem is when i turn on my air VPN i cannot make Skype to Skype calls but when the air VPN is off I can make calls. can you help on what to do for me to make calls when the air VPN is on? I use Windows 7

  6. I was just forced to upgrade to version 8 and it is utter trash. Their “simple” design is actually harder to use. It takes up damn near the entire screen when on a call…WHY does the chat have to be on the left side of the video!? Why not allow it to be below the chat–like it was before!–so that Skype can take up less screen space? And when making group calls, you can no longer enlarge one person’s video window while minimizing the others–nope! They’re all given equal screen space. Maddening! Also when on a call with one person and another person messages you, there’s no way to see who the other person was or what they wrote. The F**K!? Whoever designed and forced this disaster on us should be put before a firing squad. I’m going to be using Skype much less from now on, I have such a disgusting taste in my mouth. It almost feels like that’s what Microsoft wants. If it’s not broke–break it! –Microsoft

  7. Can I change the planet ?
    I don’t want to live in a planet with companies like Microsoft.

    SKYPE was good. skype worked. Why do they …. our minds with the unbelievable update shits that dont work.

    • because MS wants to kill Skype on any Price.
      eg: removing to split chat windows -> is like developing a car and removing all doors exclusive “driver’s door” in front . And all others should enter into the car only on 1 door doesn’t matter what happen … they are too stupid. i think 1 company alone can not that stupid

  8. I cannot use the Classic version anymore. It seems that Microsoft is blocking to use that version in 2019. Is there anyone that nows a trick to continue using the classic version?

  9. Thanks a lot! I again reinstalled SkypeClassic on top of the garbage Skype8. Finally back to the usable version 🙂

  10. Hey thanks for announcing that I am building Skype MSI installers. I am not sure if you have latest build, I’ve rebuilt it on November 27 because of possible problems if you are upgrading from 8.32 to versions above so I recommend to use new build based on updated MSI builder tools.

    Builds of Skype MSI are automatically built every day if there is a new version so if someone wants it its available on:

  11. We are terribly disappointed in the “NEW” Skype version. First – I’ve not been able to find my old contacts without having to “Search” for the “names”. Second – I may be wrong but I have found how to bring up or ‘upload’ the old contacts I’ve had for years!! What gives?!?! It appears that these ‘updates’ are designed to hamstring regular people from using that software. Share on Microsoft and their ‘clever’ designers. Which ‘version’ can I still use to continue with the old contacts?!?!? thank you for your work!! 🙁

  12. prosze o wskazowki jak powrocic aplikacje usuniete podczas resetowania ustawien komputera dnia 12.11.2018 Windows 10 gdzie ie usunieto rowniez Skype/wersja 833/plik HTML 9 KB/.SKYPE zawiera lwszystkie dane telefony i wplaty oraz abonamenty.Gdzie moge to pobrac i znowuz cieszyc sie SKYPE? Bardzo prosze o odpowiedz.

    wdzieczna emerytka
    Iwona Babic
    moj e-mail:[email protected]

  13. Hi
    is there a way to turn off new Skype 8.31 new user setup, like the microphone,picture and camera adjusting that comes when you first start it up ?

  14. I want to run multiple skype but I am not able to it on new version 8.3…

  15. If your users are not admins on their computers the 8.x is not for you. It will try to autoupdate when a new version is released and the users will be prompted for admin privileges.
    There’s no way (yet) of turning off the autoupdate.
    For enterprise admins wanting to provide a managed Skype-client the 7.41 MSI is the way to go.

  16. Dear
    I use skype last version but i can not make no video calls

  17. I need skype for laptop using windows 10 and with 64 bits. I try with the link you mentioned before but it doesn´t donwload 826 exe skype in spit of appears 827 exe but it doesn´t operate. What can I do? I do´t want to pay for it.

  18. I´m trying to install skype on my pc with windows 10 and 64 bit. Yes appears message and it´s not possible. The 826 skype you mentioned below doesn´t appears by clicking de link. Yes appears 827 and exe file doesn´t activate skype. What can I do?. I don´t want to pay for it.

  19. Hi: Thank you so much for this site! I downloaded and used for about a minute v 8.25.0.5. I found that although it would run @ startup it would not automatically sign me in. Eventually I guess we’ll have to start using it (or use another platform). I just wondered whether anyone else noticed this and had a workaround. When I googled that question I got 4 year old web sites or people talking about its not loading on startup which is a separate issue.

  20. Have to share full screen. No option to share only a window in the new Skype version. Duh!

  21. я установил скайп классик и очень доволен никакого сравнения нет с 8. и 8.15

  22. Magic – the 7.40 MSI installer worked. Many thanks. (Microsoft – never fails to disappoint)

  23. Reply
    Anonymous survivor of the app store Skype installation epidemic February 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Great job man! You deserve a thank you!

  24. I’m trying to find the .MSI file in the 8.15.04 EXE and used 7Z to extract it but could not find it. How would I find the .MSI?

  25. 1) A PC running the new Skype 8 is no longer sufficient to show an active status. It won’t pickup the correct status until you actually try to make a call. That’s not good for those that used Skype as an indicator to show whether a PC was running.

    2) The App Store version provides no icon in the quick view section next to the clock. Consequently, you’re not made aware of missed calls/messages. Pinning respective icon to the Taskbar is of no help. This is an important omission that will force people to revert to Skype Desktop Version 8.15.0.4. Alas, this still doesn’t solve the first issue.

  26. Is it possible to have the Skype Classic version and the 8 version installed on the same computer?

  27. Just went back to Classic. THANK you for your info.
    Seems that 8 is missing some of my favorite features, such as various options for security setting, and the quality info that is available in classic.
    Thanks again.

  28. Skype 8 sucks. The whole thing of collecting and gathering all info began already much earlier. I could get around renaming the .exe file but after redesigning the entire thing I just simply stopped using it. Don’t want to pay NSA to listen to my conversations.

  29. Reply
    Michel Mibitile Mbilambila January 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    je suis d’avie d’utuliser skype

  30. Hi,
    This was very useful, and helped me to proceed to get an offline installed desktop version of skype 8.12.0.14 .
    Many thanks to you.
    I wish you a Happy New year
    Suni

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