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How to revert back to previous version of Skype


Skype 5 looks like it has some UI improvements, although many seem to disagree, but it’s almost three times as memory hungry as the previous version.  I need that like I need a hole in my head, as my granny used to say.

  • Skype 5.0: 178 MB memory usage
  • Skype 2.8: 67 MB memory usage

And as usual, it’s nigh impossible to find any useful information on the Skype website.  If you want to downgrade:

  1. Delete the Skype.app from the Applications folder
  2. Download the old Skype version here