Microsoft to End Support for Skype 7 after September 1st

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Last Monday Microsoft published a page in its Skype blog to encourage all users to upgrade to the redesigned Skype 8.0 or above for desktop, and meanwhile announced that Skype 7 (Skype classic) and earlier versions would stop working within weeks.

“We are encouraging everyone to upgrade now to avoid any inconvenience as only Skype version 8.0 will work after September 1, 2018. As we roll out improvements, there comes a time when we must shut down older services and application versions. This is done to ensure that all customers have the best possible Skype experience, and that there are no quality or reliability issues resulting from old technology and new technology interoperating.”

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