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Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 64 bits

    Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?


    so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    thanks..is there a yoahoo messenger app too? Couldnt find it on store
    Last edited by Orphydian; 27 Dec 2012 at 06:52.
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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    No but there is IM+ which can connect to various messaging systems including Yahoo.
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    I found that app but I cant download it IM+ app for Windows in the Windows Store. Anyway there is no support for video call
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Since I'm using the Skype app instead of the desktop version I experience enormous latency in recieving Skype messages. It can take up to 2 days before I recieve them (and my pc is always connected with the Internet).

    Is this problem due to the app version or can something else be wrong?
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