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International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Upgrading Skype on Your Computer

One of our biggest goals at Skype is to ensure that our users get the best experiences out of our products no matter what platform you choose to use. This is one reason why we continually release new versions of our products and ask our users to go through the process of updating Skype on a regular basis.

Recently, we released updated versions of Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac, each of which provides substantial improvements. We’ve seen some of you asking questions on Facebook, Twitter and the Skype Support Network regarding how to update, and we wanted to help clear up the confusion.

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Below, we’ll walk you through our tips on how to update Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac step-by-step:

Skype for Windows

To check to see if you still need the newest version of Skype, go to the Help tab, and click “Check for Updates.”

Update Skype for Windows - Go to the Help tab and click Check for Updates

If you do need an update, a window will pop up asking you if you would like to download the latest version.

Update Skype for Windows - Click Download

After clicking Download, you’ll be ready to start upgrading.

Update Skype for Windows - Click Upgrade

Your Skype will start updating and will be complete in a matter of seconds.

Update Skype for Windows - Skype will update and restart

Skype for Mac

First, click “Skype” on the top toolbar and select “Check for Updates.”

Update Skype for Mac - Go to the Skype tab and click Check for Updates

If your Skype does need an update, you’ll see this message appear. Click “Upgrade.”

Update Skype for Mac - Click Upgrade

Skype will then start updating itself. It should only take a few seconds. You’ll then receive a pop-up prompting you to ‘Relaunch’ your Skype to the new and improved version.

Update Skype for Mac - Click Relaunch

It really is as simple as that! Now you’re ready to use the latest version of Skype. Enjoy!

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