Older versions of Skype app being shutdown.
Last year, Microsoft had announced that they will discontinue the support for older versions of Skype apps in many old platforms including the Windows phone series. Today is the day it happens. 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.
Now Skype app for Windows Phone devices show this alert when opening the app:
“So from Today users won’t be able to use and download the Skype app on Windows Phone and other mentioned platforms. “
So this is an official retirement of Skype app in Windows phone devices. Few weeks ago, Microsoft alerted this. It says:
“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.”