The Previous Versions of Skype Will Stop Functioning From March 1

One will have to use the latest version of Skype to enjoy this application on your PC because from March 1, all the older versions of Skype will stop working.

Microsoft is a company that after the arrival of the latest version of its operating system, Windows 10, does not stop millions of users trying the different versions of their operating systems for them to have the best experience available. However, one of the main measures to be taken is the migration to more modern versions. This is something that is also comparable to your applications, as below we will check with one of the most known, Skype.

The company does not fail in its commitment that its customers can have access, in the simplest possible way, to the latest versions of their systems and applications in order to be able to offer the best and most current services. In addition to improving in such important sections as the user interface as well as functionalities, the company also gives great importance to everything related to security. It is for this reason that they constantly make sure that users are updated to the most recent versions of their proposals, something that they try to do in any way.

Well, in the last hours has come the turn to one of its most widespread and used tools worldwide, Skype. We say this because the company has made the decision that in order to have the best experience with this particular application we must use the most recent version, and better, from March 1. In Less than 30 days people will no longer be able to access older versions of this application. Specifically refers to versions 7.16 or earlier of Skype for Windows and 7.18 or earlier for Mac.

Skype ‘requires’ to update to latest version

Therefore, all users who use one of these Skype version will be forced to download the latest update if they want to continue making use of it in the immediate future, as reported by the official Skype blog. Although this is not the first time something like this has happened, the truth is that this type of movements usually carry some discomfort and complaints among a large number of users. And it should be noted that we are not talking about totally outdated software for current systems, since version 7.18 of Skype for Mac and version 7.16 for Windows came out a little more than a year, in December 2015.

Therefore, although a good number of users have already become accustomed to the use of that particular version, they will be forced to update before a month to be able to continue with Skype. Microsoft says it has been working hard to improve the tool over the last year, hence the measures taken, but it is certain that this does not serve to mitigate the annoyance of a large number of users of the “discontinued” versions.


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