Microsoft started announcing an updated version of Skype last month. It was basically designed to replace Skype 7.0 or Skype classic. The company has indicated in its initial statement that Skype 7.0 will be stopped working on 1st September 2018. Now, Microsoft has extended the deadline and indicated that the company will continue to support Skype 7.0. Microsoft said in an updated discussion post on its community forum that the company said that it will be based on customer feedback and currently be extending support for Skype 7.0 (known as Skype Classic) for a specific period of time. The users will be able to continue using Skype Classic until next announcement.
Point to be noted that Skype 8.0 offers a number of new features, including free HD video and screen-sharing calls, tweaks to messaging, and drag-and-drop file sharing, but not all users were on board with the new version. A number of people took to the community board to complain about it after upgrading to Skype 8.0, with some saying they hated it and others calling it attractive and appalling. Some users said that they reverted back to Skype 7.0 since 8.0 lacked a number of features that the classic version included. Microsoft shared its announcement of extended support in a reply to one user who asked for extended support for the classic version and added that “Thanks for all your comments and we are listening. We are working on bringing all the features you have asked for into Skype 8.”