Skype for Windows 8 leaked
Wondering what the interface looks like when you run the Windows 8 version of Skype? You can let your imagination guess the design, or you can poke around with an preview version of Skype for Windows 8, which was leaked today. The app appears to be very solid, and everything works – from calls to chat, with little “issue”. Touch responsiveness is great, and you can also use your mouse to click and move around.
We expect Microsoft to unveil this in a few days, maybe letting some early Windows 8 users to take the app for a spin. To download, follow the instructions below:
- Download the file from here.
- Extract the ZIP file to a folder
- Right click on the Add-AppDevPackage.ps1 file and click Run with PowerShell
- Follow the steps that come up in the PowerShell
- That’s it. A wide Skype tile should show up on your Start screen. Click it to start Skype!
Note: Please keep in mind that this is clearly a preview and not ready for prime time. It’s missing some obvious things (like basic settings and the ability to add contacts) but it functions. Don’t get bent out of shape over it. It will certainly improve before official release.