At Skype, we are constantly improving our products for better functionality and this requires that we drop support for certain versions from time to time.
We released Skype for Windows10 v22.214.171.124 in September 2016 as a preview version. We have since released many improvements and fixes culminating in the release of Skype for Windows10 v12.4.676.0 in September 2017. Our latest iteration v12.1813.286.0 released in April 2018, has introduced a lot more features and enhancements. Learn more.
You may have received notification that we are now retiring the earlier v11.x versions so we can continue to focus on quality and improving your Skype experience.
If you have Microsoft Store updates enabled, chances are you don't need to do anything as you will most likely be running the latest version of your much loved Skype.
What should I do?
- Check whether you are running Skype for Windows10 v11.x.
- If you are, then you need to update Skype. We recommend that you take a backup of your chat history before you do that.
- Update Skype. You can enable auto-updates to ensure you are always on the latest version.
Please note that you may need to upgrade to Windows Anniversary Update or higher before you can update to latest Skype version.
What happens if I don't update?
From May 25th, 2018 you will be signed out automatically and you will only be able to sign in after you update Skype.
This affects only Skype for Windows10 v11.x
The Skype Team.