Last year, Microsoft announced that the company plans to drop support for Skype on Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile Messaging app and Windows RT. Microsoft had also announced that Skype will retire on older versions of Android.
Today, Microsoft is dropping support for Skype on Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile Messaging app and Windows RT. Microsoft’s Gurdeep Pall has earlier confirmed that Skype wants to focus on newly released Windows 10 operating system that has over 500 million devices.
Microsoft is now notifying users about when Skype retires on their operating systems. In an email to users, Microsoft has notified the users that the company will be retiring the app permanently on Windows Phone and old operating system.
The email from Microsoft states, “We’ve noticed that you are, or previously were, using Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows RT or a TV. We’re 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 to these versions of Skype.”
If you own a device with unsupported operating system, you will no longer be able to sign in on Skype. However, if you own a Windows 10 Mobile device, you can still use the Skype UWP app.