Microsoft had announced last year about their plans to drop support for the Skype on Windows Phone and few other older platforms. And about 3 weeks ago they announced they will be dropping support for Skype on Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile Messaging app and Windows RT from 1st July 2017. Microsoft officials had confirmed that Skype wants to focus on newly released Windows 10 operating system that has over 500 million devices.

So from Today users won’t be able to use and download the Skype app on Windows Phone and other mentioned platforms. The email which was issued on emails weeks ago 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 the unsupported operating system, you will no longer be able to sign in to Skype. However, if you own a Windows 10 Mobile device, you can still use the Skype UWP app.

  • BGills

    Unfortunately, Microsoft has decided anyone who can’t, or won’t upgrade to their latest version of Windows Phone, are wealthy enough to purchase another phone if they wish to continue as a customer. My particular model of phone was abandoned for any further development, or upgrade, and their solution is that anyone who paid over $500.00 for this particular model of phone, should simply purchase a new model which is compatible with their development goals?
    Even though I’m sure the number of people who own an incompatible phone is insignificant in the eyes of their development team, I’m equally sure the people caught holding the short end of the stick in this matter will long remember this lesson when purchasing any new phone in the future.
    Lesson learned!
    Anyone know of a dependable Android phone, with a fantastic camera that won’t break the bank?