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Skype drops Snapchat-like feature after lack of users interest

NEW YORK: Microsoft eliminated it Snapchat like features from it's Skype app after introducing filters in an attempt to step high on the social media Bandwagon. Microsoft has revealed that it's axing its adopted feature and will now wholly focus on their core features like calls and chats. In a statement by the Skype team, it was mentioned that the new features "didn't resonate with a majority of users". A corresponding desktop update prioritizes calls, chats, contacts, and notifications. All of the changes should…

Skype removed from Apple, Android China app stores

CALIFORNIA: Skype, Microsoft Corp’s internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc, indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country. Apple, responding to questions about Skype’s absence, late on Tuesday said it had removed several internet phone call apps from its App Store in China after the country’s government said they violated local laws. “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over…

Apple removes several apps, including Skype, in China

Apple said on Tuesday it has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft's internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country’s government pointed to violations of local laws. "We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with local law, therefore these apps have been removed from the App Store in China," an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters. The removal of apps led to complaints from several Chinese…

Microsoft to disable older versions of Skype from March

Microsoft announced on Friday that users running older versions of Skype will no longer be able to sign in beginning March 1. This includes users for Windows desktop (7.16 and below) or Skype for Mac (7.0 to 7.18). These users will have to download a new update to continue using the messaging service. The company said that changes are necessary and must be made along the way because it wants to provide users with the best possible Skype experience. It said that the company has been focusing efforts to transition…

Now you can use Skype without making an account

Millions of people visit Skype.com every month to do one thing; they want to start a conversation with a friend, loved one or colleague as quickly as possible. However, sometimes technology can get in the way particularly if you don't have the time to sign up for an account to use it. There is some good news as now it is easier than ever for you to connect with anyone on Skype without the need to register or even download it. Now you can join Skype as a Guest, and can quickly chat, voice or video call without any…