Microsoft is planning to discontinue old version of Skype for Windows 10

It looks like Microsoft might be planning to discontinue old version of Skype for Windows 10 Devices. This comes after all the major companies revamped their Data Protection guidelines in the wake of new GDPR rules for the European Union.

Microsoft has been sending emails to people who are still using the old version of Skype to upgrade to the new version or risk losing the conversations.

We noticed you are using a version of Skype for Windows 10 that will no longer work after May 25, 2018. Older conversation history may be impacted during the upgrade. If you need help backing up your chat contact us. Not able to upgrade? Tell us more.

The date 25th May is exactly the day when new GDPR rules will come into force which might suggest that the new rules might be the reason for Microsoft discontinuing the service. However, Microsoft isn’t the only company discontinuing old services. That said, it’s always recommended to run the latest version of softwares for better performance and security. If you’re still on old version of Skype then make sure to upgrade before 25th May to a newer version.

Via: WindowsUnited

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