If you're using an older version of Skype's desktop app, you'll want to upgrade soon. In a new blog post promoting improvements coming to the app, the Skype team has also announced that some older versions of its Windows and Mac desktop apps will no longer to allow you to sign in after March 1.
As Microsoft notes in the post, the move is a part of Skype's transition from a peer-to-peer infrastructure to a "modern, mobile-friendly cloud architecture." Essentially, that allows Microsoft to keep improving performance and adding features like mobile group video calling and cloud file sharing. While the post doesn't mention any of Skype's mobile apps, it's likely we'll see older versions of those impacted at some point as well.
Keep in mind this is only for the desktop version of the app, and all you have to do to keep using it is update to the latest version. If you're running Windows 10, you can also give the Skype Preview universal app a try as well.
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