After announcing that Skype for Linux will be retired in favor of the newly developed, completely different Skype beta client for Linux, Microsoft has also announced that some Skype clients for the Windows platform will stop working on July 1, 2017. This will impact Skype users on Windows Phone (8 and 8.1) and Windows RT devices, as well as TVs and users of the Skype Messaging app integration in Windows 10 Mobile.
Starting July 1, 2017, Microsoft is going to discontinue the classic version of Skype for Linux. Linux users of Skype have to move to the modern Electron-based app.
Earlier this week, Microsoft finally ditched the preview branding for its Universal Skype app after almost a year in testing. The app is available to Windows 10 users on both PC and Mobile, but the third platform with Universal app support, Xbox One, was lacking an updated Skype client. Well, not anymore: Microsoft has made its app available for every Xbox One user to install and try out.
It's been more than a year since the first preview version of Skype's Universal Windows app was introduced. Earlier this March, Microsoft finally ditched the Skype Preview branding in one of the updated releases for Insider Program participants. After some additional testing, it's now available for everyone on Windows 10. The update is also bringing some new features to users of the production builds, including some calling and messaging improvements.
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for Linux. It is a new application which uses the Electron engine. Now the application has a Beta status. Let's see what has changed in version 5.1.
After a year of active development, Microsoft has rolled out the first stable version of the Skype UWP app for Windows 10. The new app version comes without a Preview tag. Here is what has changed in this new version.
Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for Linux. It is a new application which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. This is the first release of the app which has a Beta status. Let's see what has changed.
As you may remember, a few days ago Microsoft announced that Skype versions which utilize the P2P protocol will be discontinued on March 1st, 2017. This will affect certain versions of Skype for Windows and macOS. It was assumed that the classic Linux version of the app will stop working as well, because it is using the P2P protocol too. But for now, it's going to continue to work.
Starting March 1, 2017, Microsoft is going to discontinue certain older Skype versions. For Windows, you need at least Skype 7.16, for macOS, you'll need Skype 7.18 and for Linux, you will probably need the newest alpha version of Skype.
Microsoft today released Skype for Linux Alpha version 1.17. It is a new application which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. The change log for version 1.17 comes with a number of interesting changes. Let's see what has changed.