Later this year, in September Microsoft will be ending the support for the older version of Skype, with version 8.0 replacing the older ‘Classic’ 7.0 version. The company is urging customers to upgrade at some point between now and September 1st 2018, which is the cut off date.
Earlier this month, on July 16th – Microsoft released Skype 8.0 for Windows desktop and this will now replace Skype 7.0 and come 1st September, the classic version will cease to work.
If you are using Windows 10, then there isn’t much to do as the latest instalment of the OS actually comes with Skype Version 12, as it is a new UWP app for Windows. Alternatively, simply go to skype.com/download and grab the latest version that way.
Skype for iPad, version 8.0 also should also be out as of writing. New features include quick access to read receipts settings and a few other improvements.
Source: Microsoft Skype Blog