Support pages for Microsoft's Skype VoIP client state that the versions for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 and Windows RT will end official support in October 2016, but will continue to work until sometime in early 2017.
Microsoft announced a few weeks ago that it would be transitioning Skype from its current peer-to-peer system to a cloud-based infrastructure, and as a result some older versions of Skype would stop working. Now the company's support pages (via Neowin) have more info on what will happen to the Windows Phone and Windows RT versions in the near future:
On the Windows Phone front, Microsoft stated:
The Windows RT support section has similar language:
At the moment, there no word on what sort of "limitations" will be put into those older versions of Skype after support ends in October.
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