How to Use Skype in Desktop Mode in Windows 8 and 8.1

Using Skype in Windows 8 or 8.1 can we less productive if you are working as well as using Skype, because you need to switch from Desktop mode to Metro mode every time you receive any message. Because when you try to install Skype in windows 8 or 8.1 Skype Download page will open Microsoft app store, which will install Metro version of Skype.


When you go to Skype Download page with Windows 8 or 8.1 as your operating system, it will open Microsoft app store and install Skype Metro version app. But you want to use Skype in Desktop mode in Windows 8 then you will need Skype for Desktop.

But Skype still provide Desktop version installer, which let you use Skype in Desktop mode in Windows 8, but they promote Metro version of Installer and Desktop version on different URL.

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Use Skype in Desktop Mode in Windows 8




  • Download about 35 MB full setup and Install as you install any software.

  • After Installation open Skype from Desktop Icon do not open from Metro GUI Because it will open Metro version of Skype.