Bad News for Skype Old Version’s Lovers
There is bad news for the users of Skype’s desktop version. As the Microsoft has made an announcement on February 3rd,2017 that they are going to update the Skype with the new version. Moreover, Microsoft has promised to improve the quality and performance of Skype. As the firm has pledged this several times before, but this time we really expect that the latest version of Skype will be mind-blowing. Microsoft has also announced that the older version of Skype cannot be used from March 1, 2017, to make the users experience the latest version. The company has given almost a month’s time to Skype users to move over to the latest version of Skype.
The bad news is, The older version lover will not be able to use their old favorite version of Skype after the date mentioned above. As a Skype user, people do like to use the old version. Even after acquiring the Skype by Microsoft, the call transfer feature has taken off from the Skype. Moreover, people are facing speed and performance issue with new versions compare to the old version of Skype.
What about Skype old version Users?
On Feb.3, the company revealed that the tactic behind shutting down all the previous version of Skype is to make evolutions to new Skype version smoother and stress-free. Microsoft stated that users running older versions of Skype for desktop Windows version (i.e. 7.16 and below) or Mac version (7.18 and below) would not be able to sign into the Skype at all from March 1. The users who are still running the older version of Skype need to boost up and check for the update under help tab, to dodge the forthcoming restrictions. The Windows and Skype users will be affected the most by its evaluation to the latest version.
The company will have to collapse the support for other platforms, like- Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows RT. Skype facilities will end for all those platforms in early 2017.
The Microsoft claimed that in the updated version of Skype the infrastructure is built to work faster, the new interface is much lighter, and at the same time. It is much more responsive. In the updated Skype you can easily share the files of up to 300 MB through the cloud. You can also quickly post the updates. Moreover; now you have the ability to save the video messages also.
So what are you waiting for? You should upgrade your Skype as soon as possible. You can visit the Skype website to download the latest version of Skype.