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Microsoft will keep Skype Classic alive - for now

9 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Last month, Microsoft announced that it was killing off Skype 7 and shifting all users over to the slick new Skype 8. Unfortunately for the company, many users were vocally displeased by being forced to upgrade, and it has now backtracked and vowed to keep the older program alive for the foreseeable future. Most complaints involved Skype 8's new user interface and visual tweaks intended to bring it more in line with the Skype mobile app. Other users lamented the loss of multi-window support, the ability to configure webcam settings, and the option to clear the whole call history.
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Rejoice! Microsoft gives Skype classic a temporary stay of execution

Rejoice! Microsoft gives Skype classic a temporary stay of execution

9 days ago   |   By Beta News

There was outcry when Microsoft recently announced plans to kill off Skype classic and force users to migrate to Skype 8.0 - the modern version of the app. But after an outpouring of disappointment from Skype users, Microsoft has relented... a bit. While it's not true to say that Skype classic has been saved, the kill date of September 1 has been extended - until when is not clear. Microsoft says that it is extending support for the much- loved messaging tool "for some time". See also: Microsoft is killing off Skype classic...
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