If you’re a Skype user on a Windows phone and your Skype looks like the above, Microsoft no longer supports your device as of this month. Users who activate Windows phone 8.1 devices, or suddenly seek to download Skype from the Store (as few as those may be) – would be surprised to see that Skype […]
In the beginning of the year we wrote about ‘Beihai’, which then appeared to be part of Skype for HoloLens that would offer “groundbreaking 3D experiences across all devices: phone, tablet, desktop and HoloLens.” At the time there was some clue that the project may be bigger, with the team led by Corporate Vice President […]
In the ever-changing landscape of the communications industry, it is no surprise that more change is in the air. Earlier this month, Microsoft made the major announcement that its VoIP system, Skype, will no longer be available as a Windows Phone app.
Microsoft released an update to the Insider program and Skype Preview for PC and Mobile that allows you to send and receive SMS messages directly from your PC or Windows Phone. To be clear, this is different from just sending text messages through Skype’s paid service. Show More Summary
Support pages for Microsoft's Skype VoIP client state that the versions for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 and Windows RT will end official support in October 2016, but will continue to work until sometime in early 2017. ...
A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft is dropping support for the Skype app on Windows Phone 8.1. The company is dropping support for its older apps as it’s moving to a modern infrastructure, which will allow it to offer a better experience across all devices. The company also recently launched the new Skype app […]
A couple of popular apps have been updated in the Windows Store. Microsoft has released new updates for the Skype Preview app, and there’s also a new update for Windows Maps. For Windows Phone users, there’s a new update available for WhatsApp Beta, too. As you may have already guessed, these updates do not seem […]
We posted earlier today that following an architecture change Skype is set to drop support for Skype on Windows Phone 8.1, and older versions of Android. The Windows Phone app is set to stop working in October 2016. Rudy Hyunn has now reminded us that this means more than 80% of Windows Phone users will soon be […]
Skype announced that it would end support for all Windows-based smartphones and older versions of Android.
Skype today announced that the company is almost done moving to a modern infrastructure. To be more specific, the company has been moving away from P2P for a while now, and the transition is finally coming to an end. As a result of this, the company is going to drop support for Skype on Windows […]
Microsoft today said its Skype service will no longer be updated for Windows Phone and older versions of Android and iOS. The company said it wants to "focus on the platforms of the future" which means it "must end support for some devices...Show More Summary
Microsoft has unveiled its plans for the future of the Skype platform today, announcing that they are slowly transitioning over from a peer-to-peer module to a far more modern cloud infrastructure, which allows Skype to work better across...Show More Summary
Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform Skype app is now available in preview form for Windows Phone Insider testers. And 'Messaging Everywhere' support will be coming later this summer.
Microsoft today released Skype UWP app to Windows 10 Mobile devices. Along with this update for mobile devices, Microsoft is releasing an updated UWP app for Windows 10 PCs. This new update now allows you to make calls to phones to land lines using Skype Credits. It now supports call hold, call waiting, voice mails […]
Microsoft keeps wavering between task-oriented separate apps and an all-in-one client.
There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Store, and your favorite app can get a big update...Show More Summary
According to AdDuplex around 90% of phones running a Microsoft mobile operating system are using Windows Phone 8.1 and lower. It seems Skype does not want much more to do with those people, as they are deprecating support for millions of Windows Phone users. In their documentation announcing a new feature – the ability to […]
Telegram today updated its Windows desktop and Windows Phone apps with new features built around sharing. In version 1.25 of the app, the app now allows you to edit your messages after they’ve been sent similar to Slack, Skype and a select few other messaging apps. There’s support for new mention features which allow you […]
Microsoft is readying a new Universal Windows Platform version of its Skype app for Windows 10 for PCs and phones that will bring together Skype's calling, messaging and video features.