Microsoft has decided to put an end to the “Skype 7.0 — Classic” version in November to focus on improving “Skype 8” with better features based on user feedbacks.
The announcement was made in a blog post on the 27th of September, 2018.
The company will allow users to use the older versions, giving them time to shift to newer Skype updates.
“We’re continuing to work on your most requested features.
“Recently we launched call recording and have started to roll out the ability to search within a conversation.
“You’ll soon be able to add phone numbers to existing contacts, have more control over your availability status, and more,” the post said.
Earlier in September, Microsoft redesigned Skype’s interface for both mobile and desktop, simplifying its voice calling, video chatting and messaging features.
The video-and-voice app also rolled out end-to-end encryption for private conversations on the platform.
Support for ‘Skype versions 7’, and below will end on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 on mobile and tablet devices.