1. Nokia_Lumia's Avatar
    Skype in a blog recently announced its support for a list of operating systems, and Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows RT are not a part of it. All three will no longer be supported starting October of this year.

    The question is: Will our Skype client still work, but no longer get updates or new features? Will we be able to use Skype for Web on our Windows RT devices? Still rocking my favorite tablet Lumia 2520.
    08-01-2016 10:24 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    No more updates. It'll work until it doesn't and I don't know how Skype for Web will handle.
    aximtreo likes this.
    08-01-2016 10:57 AM
  3. gwinegarden's Avatar
    MS continues to screw RT users.
    Nokia_Lumia likes this.
    08-21-2016 07:12 AM
  4. Nokia_Lumia's Avatar
    MS continues to screw RT users.
    Considering they sold Windows RT devices into Spring 2015 from the Microsoft Store (when they were getting rid of Surface 2 and Lumia 2520 stock), pulling the plug on Skype in October 2016 is a bit ridiculous. I hope the web version works.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-24-2016 06:45 PM
  5. Tourniquet's Avatar
    They even have skype for linux with a webwrapper why not put it in the store for RT users, too?
    12-21-2016 10:41 PM
  6. DarrenIndeed's Avatar
    My dad is on a Surface RT and the Skype app has uninstalled itself. It still shows up in the store, and he can start the download, but it doesn't actually download (even though the store says "Launch" instead of "Install"). Is this the support finally being pulled from Win RT? Anyone else seeing this?

    - Darren
    03-28-2017 03:00 AM
  7. RTGent's Avatar
    That RT should have been updated to Windows 8.1 which will be supported until 2023. I am still running Skype on my original RT. I don't expect to get any new features on either 8.1 nor Skype for 8.1, but I don't expect anything to stop working in October or any time soon either. Maybe posting a link to that blog would be helpful in my understanding.
    03-29-2017 02:54 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    I thought MS cut off support/functionality for Windows 8.1/Windows Phone 8.1's Skype apps already.
    03-29-2017 05:09 PM
  9. DarrenIndeed's Avatar
    It had been working fine on my dad's RT until about a week ago at least. Like I said, it uninstalled itself though and fails to reinstall. It sounds like this is not the case for RTGent though, so hopefully there is some way to convince the app to install again... I have no idea how though =/
    03-29-2017 11:14 PM

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