Skype will stop working on Windows Phone in 2017

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

According to new reports, Skype will stop working on Windows Phone devices starting from next year. It seems that after Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Mobile, it has gradually stopped supporting the Windows Phone OS. It is good to know that the Windows Phone support for Skype was expected to come to an end, but it seems that this will happen way sooner than everyone has expected.

Well, it seems that the American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington has already announced that it will end support for Skype on Windows Phone starting from October 2016. However, the application will still function on the mentioned operating system until early 2017. However, after that, the application will completely stop functioning on Windows Phone OS.

Microsoft was somehow “forced” to do this, as Skype is now moving to the cloud. The company claimed that the future of Skype is cloud-based instead of peer-to-peer. Let’s not forget that Microsoft has invested a good amount of money and time on this application and even if this looks a bit strange, we’re sure that the company knows that it needs to make a sacrifice in order to make sure that its application is evolving.

The Skype Team said on its blog: “While support will no longer be available from October 2016, the Skype app on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 will continue to work (possibly with some limitations) until early 2017, when we finish moving Skype calling to the cloud.”

We have to agree that there are not many people who own Windows Phone devices, but most of them will find themselves forced to move to a device that runs on Windows 10 Mobile in order to keep using Skype application. The Skype application is very popular on both mobile and desktop devices and it is currently used by big companies or gamers and even by usual persons who want to keep in touch with their family via this application.

Do you own a Windows Phone device? Will you purchase a new smartphone that runs on Windows 10 Mobile in order to be able to keep using the Skype application?

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