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Skype Leaving Windows Phones

Skype Leaving Windows Phones?

Skype is definitely a useful tool. Whether you use it strictly for business calls or just need some fact to face time with a friend, Skype is a great application for communication. (Hey! That rhymed!) However, if you’re a Skype lover using a Windows Phone, I’ve got some potentially bad news. Terrible news. News that will make your world com crashing down. Well, if you read the title you’d already know what I’m about to tell you, huh? So I suppose we can skip the preamble. Let’s take a look at the future of Skype on Windows Phones.



Say What Now?

As I said in the title, opening, and right now, Windows Phone support for Skype will be ending fairly soon. As in next year soon. So while you’re happily celebrating the new year with your “Happy 2017” banner hung up, a glass of sparkling cider, and a bunch of resolutions you may or may not keep, you’ll be sadly reminded that you can no longer use Skype on your Windows Phone. Man. That’s a bit of a downer, huh?



But What If…?

Now, I know I promised plenty of gloom and doom in the opening of the article. And for that I apologize. However, you will only be rendered Skypeless if you use the standard Windows Phone OS. If you have a device using Windows 10 Mobile, you should be able to continue Skyping to your heart’s desire.



The Bottom Line

While it’s unfortunate to see Skype support ending for the older OS, that’s simply the reality of technology. As it continues to grow and change, we need to continue upgrading. It’s the reason we need to continue picking up new devices every few years. Well, either that or because we dropped our phone in the toilet by accident. Not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything.

Skype will stop working on Windows Phone in 2017

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