Microsoft last week announced that they are retiring modern Skype app with the Skype desktop app. It raised many questions about the future of Skype app for tablet devices and many other things. ZDNet today posted some answers they got from the Skype team regarding its future on Windows platform. Read the summary of it below.
- They decided to remove Skype modern app due to user feedback around ease of managing multiple conversations and navigation – primarily by mouse and keyboard users.
- Instead of developing a new Skype modern app, Microsoft will be offering Skype built into Messaging, Calling and Video apps in Windows 10. These apps will be released later this year.
- These apps are universal apps and will run across Windows Mobile, Tablet and PCs.
- Messaging, Calling and Video apps with Skype support will come by default in Windows 10, but users can turn off Skype experience.
- For those who need advanced Skype features such as screen sharing, and others can use the Skype desktop app which will be updated regularly to make it more usable for both keyboard/mouse and touch users.