There are plenty of things to like about Skype for Windows 8, as it delivers the full Skype experience.
The main features are obviously the ability to make audio and video calls, text, and instant message your friends.
Users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. At the end of 2010, there were over 660 million worldwide users, with over 300 million estimated active each month as of August 2015.
Skype for Windows 8 also supports free group calls and screen sharing for up to 10 people - a feature previously only available to premium users.
The interface may look a bit empty compared to older versions of Skype but Microsoft has streamlined it with a more organized interface, making all the features more easily accessible.
Microsoft bought Skype in May 2011 for $8.5 billion.
Skype division headquarters are in Luxembourg but most of the development team and 44% of all the division's employees are still situated in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.
Skype has been through many changes but, overall, Skype for Windows 8 still provides a great video chat and messaging experience for Windows 8 users.