Microsoft disabling older versions of Skype on March 1

By: Costea Lestoc
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This past year has been quite fruitful for communications apps and the users of these services, with most mobile platforms having enjoyed the spotlight in 2016 with brand new features and innovative updates. Microsoft’s Skype is set to even the playing field in 2017 by completely revamping its client.

However, this doesn’t come without some implications users should be aware of: This new update will completely cut off support to older versions of the client. This will happen starting March 1st 2017, so users still have very little time left to prepare for the transition. This is mostly good news, but Windows 10 Mobile users don’t see it this way since it is possible their platform won’t receive the new client.

Windows 10 Mobile is currently in a rough state so it is yet to be known what the future of the platform will be. In any case, if your platform allows you to update your version Skype when the new client drops, do so immediately. If you don’t, you won’t be able to sign in onto your Skype account.

Older versions of Skype

According to Microsoft representatives, this is a change going forward and users should be able to understand the necessity of cutting out old versions to benefit the new face of Skype. There are multiple new features and services tied into Skype that will become available once the new Skype drops, so users of the Microsoft-based communication service have a lot to look forward to.

The release date of the new Skype is still in the air, but since support for the older version will end as soon as we hit March, there is a high chance that we will see the new Skype sometime around that time.

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