Microsoft is updating its Skype clients across various operating systems to version 8.61. It is replacing the React Native Skype for Windows 10 client with an Electron version, and adding a few new features to it.
“Starting in June 2020, Skype for Windows 10 and Skype for Desktop are “becoming one” in the name of providing a consistent experience, says Microsoft’s support page. But that doesn’t mean there will be just one Skype client app for Windows 10. Microsoft is still continuing to make both versions of Skype for Windows 10 — the Store app and the Desktop app — available, with the Desktop version being downloadable from Skype.com.
As first noted by Neowin.net, the Skype for Windows 10 client is going from version 14 to 15 as of today, June 23. As indicated on a support page, the new client is getting a few