Microsoft has started announcing Skype users to the ape’s impending retirement on older platform, specifically Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, along with Windows RT and TV and Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile.
“We have noticed that you are, or previously were, using Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, and Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows RT or a TV. We are sorry to inform you that we will be permanently retiring these versions of Skype. As a result, after July 1, 2017, you will no longer be able to sign in these versions of Skype.”
The retirement has been long-planned, with Microsoft announcing its intentions to leave some legacy versions of the app behind as it worked to revamp the backend of the messaging service over the past year. However, this announcement is the first time which we have seen an exact the date.
If you are still using Skype on one of the platform, you will have to resort to the web after July 1. For Windows Phone users, the most logical move would be to Windows 10 Mobile if possible, the new universal Skype app recently shed its preview tag and is ready for primetime.