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Microsoft retires Skype apps on Windows Phone

Microsoft intends to move its focus on areas that have more value to the business

Microsoft announced that the Skype apps would no longer work on Windows Phone
Microsoft announced that the Skype apps would no longer work on Windows Phone

Microsoft has announced that Skype apps will no longer be compatible on Windows Phones from 1 July.

The discontinuation means that Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, and the Messaging app for Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be available from next month onwards.

It would appear that as the Windows Phone range has ended, Microsoft intends to move its focus on areas that have more value to the business.

Skype released the following statement: "We've noticed that you are, or previously were, using Skype on Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, and the 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."