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Big News, Skype Won’t Work On Your Phone Anymore, Here Is The Reason

On July 1, Skype, an instant video chat, and messaging app is dropping off support for a variety of platforms. The company is trying to get users off of older versions of Skype. It will be retiring a host of older platforms and has sent out messages to users notifying them. Many Skype apps and platforms (including SkypeKit-powered phones) are losing Skype support on July 1.

Skype Won't Work On Your Phone Anymore

Source: Deccan Chronicle

Real Reason Behind This

According to the Tech Crunch, a Microsoft spokesperson said: “Because we want everyone to experience the best Skype has to offer, it’s sometimes necessary to retire older versions of Skype, and Skype-enabled devices. Unsupported Skype-enabled devices and platforms may experience problems with calls and chats, lost or dropped calls and instant messages, or could stop working completely.”

It is basically a part of the effort to get people to use new Skype more.

The List of Operating Systems that will Lose Support or Get Affected:

  • Android 4.0.2 and lower
  • BlackBerry OS 7.1 and lower
  • iOS 7 and lower
  • Linux (Linux users must upgrade to Skype for Linux Beta)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 and lower
  • Symbian OS
  • Skype mobile for Verizon
  • Skype on 3
  • Skype on Telkomsel
  • Skype on TV
  • Skype phones: All Skype phones
  • Windows 10 task-based app
  • Windows Phone 8.1 and lower
  • Windows RT

Skype Phones

Skype launched its own mobile phone under the brand name 3 Skypephone on 29 October 2007. It may still be available to purchase through third-party retailers, but are no longer supported.

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