Microsoft has made the final decision to close the seventh version of Skype with a familiar interface for many. End of support for laptops is scheduled for November 1, for mobile devices - November 15. The company notes that the 7.0 version of the classic Skype will still be available for some time, but recommends switching to an updated version to reduce the likelihood of possible application failures.
Until recently, the future of the new version of Skype 8.0 remained uncertain. The release of a major update of the program took place in 2017 and became the largest since the appearance of video calls in 2006. The updated version of the application received a bright design and many modern details, such as watching videos, the appearance of stickers, gifs, emoji, stickers, "stories" of conversations.
The interlocutors were able to add emoticons to messages, mention friends, send and receive text, photo and video content. Most of the screen of the desktop version was occupied by a dialog box, on the left side there is a list of conversations and a search bar. At the same time, the possibility of displaying several windows with different conversations on the screen did not refuse.
The new Skype 8.0 interface has received many critical reviews. The users did not like the too youthful design and direct copying of some elements from Instagram and Snapchat. As a result, Microsoft decided to listen to the feedback and poke not to close the classic Skype. At the same time, the company was finalizing the new version, fixing bugs and adding tools that users would like to see.
The developers have simplified the application for mobile devices and PCs, removed a number of cumbersome functions, worked on the design, and got rid of "stories" that were not accepted by most users. Skype 8.0 has regained its classic theme, and also received the additional call recording capability that many requested. As a result, after the fixes were carried out, Microsoft finally decided to permanently close the old version of the program.
The Topic of Article: Microsoft is getting rid of the classic Skype 7.0 for good.