Back in July, Microsoft announced that it will discontinue Skype classic app from September 1, 2018. Microsoft’s plan was to roll out an updated version of Skype (version 8.0) for desktop that will replace Skype version 7.0 (Skype classic). Based on the customer feedback, Microsoft later announced that it will support Skype classic app beyond Sep 1st. Since then, Microsoft was working on several improvements for Skype 8 based on the complaints from users.
Today, Microsoft announced that it is rolling out Skype version 8 to more number of users along with following improvements: