Microsoft today announced that starting on July 7, they’re updating PC users of the Windows modern application to the Windows desktop application, and retiring the modern application. Microsoft want to have a single app that is optimized for mouse and keyboards use, capable of doing touch as well rather than 2 separate applications performing the same function.
Anyone trying to access the modern application on PCs starting from July 7 forward will be automatically directed to download the desktop application. Then, you can simply log in using your Skype username and password, or your Microsoft Account credentials. If you’ve forgotten them, you can retrieve them here. All of your contacts and conversations from last 30 days will be available. If you already have Skype for Windows desktop you don’t need to do anything. Also, if you’re on a Windows RT tablet device, there is no change for you.
Anyone can get the desktop application today by downloading it here.