Skype to retire on Windows Phone 8 / 8.1, Windows RT and TVs after July 1st


Back in 2016, Microsoft announced that the company to drop support for the Skype on various platform. Additionally they also announced that Skype will not work onthe older version of the Android OS.

And now Microsoft sending out notification to the users on Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile Messaging app and Windows RT and TVs saying that Skype will no longer available from July 1st. Here’s the official message from the Microsoft to the users

“We’ve noticed that you are, or previously were, using Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile, Windows RT or a TV. We’re sorry to inform you that we will be permanently retiring these versions of Skype. As a result, after July 1, 2017, you will no longer be able to sign in to these versions of Skype.”

Well of course company have pretty obvious reason to discontinue Skype since company’s aim is to focus on the Windows 10 devices which has over half billion users world wide.

And in case if you missed it Microsoft to completely revamp the Skype experience on every platform including Android, iOS and Universal Windows Platform app. The new Skype app will bring lots of new features such as stories and enhancement over the current version of the Skype.


You don’t have to worry about if you are on the Windows 10 Mobile you can continue enjoy Skype via UWP app. But if you are still on Windows Phone 8/8.1, Windows RT or a TV then you need to figure out something. Stay tune to Insiders Arena for more updates.