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Skype will no longer work on Windows phones and old Android versions

New Delhi: Microsoft's Skype has announced that it will stop supporting Windows Phone and the old versions of Android. The company said in a blog post that it is facing issues in making the service
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India TV Tech Desk July 21, 2016 17:00 IST

New Delhi: Microsoft's Skype has announced that it will stop supporting Windows Phone and the old versions of Android. The company said in a blog post that it is facing issues in making the service work on various platforms.

Skype confirmed that after October 2016, devices running Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows RT won't support Skype. For Android users, Skype recommends to update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above to get all the new features.

The Windows 10 update is available on approximately 50 percent of the Windows Phone device, so it is very clear that options are limited for Skype enthusiasts still on versions 8.0 and 8.1.

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In a blog post, Microsoft's Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President, Skype and Skype for Business, said, "At times, unforeseen issues have cropped up, like messages not syncing across devices, or delayed notifications. Knowing the impact of these issues for our users, we fix these issues as quickly as we can. We do ask all our users to update Skype to ensure they benefit from our latest fixes and improvements and to enable a smooth transition to the cloud."

Skype had rolled out new improvements earlier this month, which include a bump in the maximum file size that can be shared on the platform and more. 

 

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