News

Microsoft Delays Skype 8.0 And Ask Users To Continue With Skype Classic

Microsoft was supposed to release the update on 1st September

skype update

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that it would be dropping update for Skype with a bunch of features. Now, the tech giant announced that it wouldn't be releasing the update soon and users can continue with the existing version. The new update or the Skype 8.0 was supposed to replace the existing Skype 7.0 or Skype Classic. Microsoft is supposed to push the Skype 8.0 on 1st September 2018, but now the company has extended the date.

The news surfaces in the discussion section of the company’s forum page where a number of users were complaining about the new version. Under the early access program, many users got their hands on the Skype 8.0, and it failed to please them. Many users complain about it on the company’s forum page saying that they are disappointed with the update.

According to the users, the new update lacks many features that are already available in Skype classic. Most of the users mentioned that after using Skype 8, they switch back to the current version. On these comments, Microsoft replied,” Thanks for all your comments -- we are listening. We are working to bring all the features you've asked for into Skype 8."

The Microsoft's new update version of Skype comes with a number of new features including the support for HD video calling, drag and drop file sharing, screen-sharing calls and some changes to messaging option. However, the users having access to it doesn't like the update and asked Microsoft about it; as a result, the company said, “Based on customer feedback, we are extending support for Skype 7.0 (Skype classic) for some time. Our customers can continue to use Skype classic until then”.

Microsoft did not mention that how long we have to wait for the update and until when we have the access to Skype Classic.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

News

Dropbox Ready To Go Public And Seeking $500m Fundraise

4 min read  

Dropbox, the popular file hosting company has finally announced its IPO filing publically. However, we knew about it already, but the company has kept its lips closed about the step till now. In January, there were reports that Dropbox confidentially filed for the US IPO. Since it launches back in 2

News

User-Friendly App Is The Key For Maximum User Retention

4 min read  

The mobile app market is getting more intense every day with the addition of hundreds of apps to the app stores. With the introduction of new technologies such as AR and VR, app business is growing at double pace. However, in developing an app that stands out of the crowd and users get addicted to i

News

Google Introduces Android Go, The Lightweight Version Of Android Oreo

4 min read  

Google finally announced to launch the lighter version of its latest Android Oreo, Android Go. The search giant has promised to make available Android Go (Oreo Edition) for the smartphones with less storage and Ram. The lightweight version of the Android is launched for the device manufacturers and

News

Snapchat Flaunts Its E-Commerce Potential With Snap Store

4 min read  

Snapchat, the social media sharing platform just added one more service for its users. The company has just launched an e-commerce store within the app providing its own merchandise. The store contains various products for Snapchat users to buy directly from the company. However, the company said th

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH