Looks the the discontinuing support for the older versions of applications is becoming the latest thing for the users to worry about. Microsoft has announced that it is cutting off its support for older versions of Skype, beginning March 1, 2017.

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Skype has begun to transition from a peer-to-peer based architecture to a cloud-based one because it wants to provide best possible experience to its users. So, users running Skype for Windows desktop version 7.16 and below or Skype for Mac version 7.0 to 7.18 will no longer be able to sign in from March 1.

Skype says,

At Skype, we’re committed to creating the best possible app experience for our users. This is why we’ve been focusing our efforts on transitioning Skype from peer-to-peer to a modern, mobile-friendly cloud architecture.

It goes without saying, but we cannot wait for you to get your hands on the latest version of Skype and let us know what you think. We’ve poured our energy and passion into creating something truly special, and this is just the beginning.

Improved Skype Features

  • A redesigned infrastructure
  • Faster, lightweight and more responsive
  • Mobile group video calling
  • Group video messaging
  • Video message saving
  • Cloud file sharing (up to 300 MB)

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Skype has asked users to download the latest update to connect with their family and friends. Their account information will be synced with the latest version; and users have no way other than to install the latest Windows and Mac versions.