Microsoft Confirms – Skype will stop working from 1st March 2017 :- The Tech Giant Company – Microsoft has announced that 1st March 2017 as the deadline for users to migrate to the latest version of Skype clients on the desktop, explaining that older releases would no longer log in beyond this date.
The company shift to a more modern architecture for the VoIP platform so the termination of the old Skype versions comes. The new update Skype enables more advanced features, such as video message saving, cloud file sharing, and mobile group calling.
The clients impacted by the decision are on Windows and Mac, and Microsoft states that updating to the latest versions is the only way to continue using the service without interruption.
The Microsoft explained that 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 are one of those users, all you will need to do is download the new update.
For the users of Windows 10, the decision of the Microsoft to kill off old versions of the Skype client should not impact them in a substantial manner because the operating system(OS) already comes with a built-in Skype preview universal app.