Update Your Phone or Skype Won’t Work Anymore

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In respect of Skype’s newest update, a video discuss and messaging app is dropping support for a accumulation of platforms.

According to Techcrunch, over a dozen Skype apps and platforms (including SkypeKit-powered phones) are losing Skype support on Jul 1, definition we won’t be means to use a use on certain devices. Bummer.

I’m never a fan of dropping support for comparison handling systems, generally if progressing it requires minimal work. On a other hand, a handling systems losing support are years aged or underutilized, definition it competence make some-more mercantile clarity for Skype to only dump support for them altogether. Operating systems losing support embody iOS 7 and earlier, Android 4.0.2 and earlier, BlackBerry OS 7.1 and earlier, and Skype on TV.

SkypeKit-enabled inclination are also losing support, yet a passing was prefaced by a 2013 proclamation a association was dropping support for a service. Linux users are also losing support for comparison versions of Skype, yet they should use a Skype for Linux beta if they wish to continue regulating a app.



The news isn’t all bad, though. The latest chronicle of Skype facilities updates that move it some-more in line with a competition, messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Snapchat. It even facilities a story-style fleeting messaging underline called Highlights.

Highlights lets we emanate a prominence tilt of your day with photos and videos, so we can share bland moments. To post a Highlight, appropriate to entrance your camera, take a print or video, afterwards post it to your Highlights or send it directly to your contacts or groups. Once we post a Highlight, your friends and family can conflict to it with emoticons or by jumping into a conversation.

We’ve reached out to Microsoft for some-more specific details, and will refurbish accordingly. You can check out a whole list of apps and platforms influenced here, and check out a rest of a new Skype’s facilities on their blog.

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