Microsoft today announced that it will retire “Skype Classic” for desktop (version 7.0) on September 1. In its place, all Skype users will be forced to upgrade to version 8.0 by that date to continue using Skype for dekstop.
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. We know change can be hard, so we’re working to make the update as simple as possible.
Skype version 8.0 is revamped with several new features, and Microsoft has more planned for future releases. The new features include the ability to add reactions to messages, @mentions, and a chat media gallery. You can also now drag and drop files up to 300MB in size to share them with friends and contacts.
Microsoft working hard to make Skype a competitor with WhatsApp, Snap and Facebook Messanger I just don’t think it will happen great update I like update a lot.