Microsoft has confirmed that they are disabling the older version of Skype beginning March 1. In a blogpost, Microsoft said people who are using the older Windows desktop (7.16 and below) and Mac (7.0 to 7.8) versions will no longer be able to log in to Skype from March1.
The company has shifted to a modern architecture for the VOIP platform and has asked users to migrate to the latest version of desktop. According to reports, one need to have the latest versions of Skype on Windows and Mac higher than 7.16 and 7.18 respectively. The latest versions were released in the month of February by the company.
The new update Skype enable features such as video calling, group video messaging, mobile group calling, video message savings and cloud sharing. This update is built to be faster and have a unique infrastructure.
To improve the experience of Skype, the company has migrated the app to Azure public cloud infrastructure and also added chatbots. The main am of the company is to provide better services to its users.
“Because we want to provide our users with the best possible Skype experience, necessary changes must be made along the way. So beginning March, users running older versions of Skype for Windows desktop (7.16 and below) or Skype for Mac (7.0 to 7.18) will no longer be able to sign in. if you’re one of those users, all you will need to do is download the new update,” Microsoft states in a blogpost.