Microsoft Stops Skype for Windows Phone 7 users

By | August 9, 2014

There is bad news for the Windows Phone 7 users. The Software giant Microsoft has decided to stop the service of Skype for the Windows Phone 7 users.  The Windows Phone users stuck on version 7 will have to bid farewell to Skype within the next few weeks.

According to a latest report the Skype will no longer be available in any form on Windows Phone 7, according to Microsoft. It will be shutdown for the Windows Phone 7 users within a couple of weeks. And, those who are already having the Skype on your Windows Phone 7 handset will no longer be able to log in to the service.


The operating system giant Microsoft has revealed that then-current Windows Phone devices could not be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 due to certain hardware demands. Anyone still using a Windows Phone 7 device, though, would be out of luck.

Microsoft said on its support page-

[quote]”So everyone can benefit from the latest improvements, we sometimes retire older versions of Skype across all platforms, including mobile devices. For that reason, we permanently retire all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7.”[/quote]

According to the Microsoft there may be one problem for Skype users still on Windows Phone 7. Many who use the popular instant-messaging program are tied into a subscription. And there is another  thing that the, which Skype support page explains how you can cancel your subscription to avoid further bills. And if you cancel the service before the end of a month, you can also request a refund by following the steps on yet another Skype support page.