Microsoft disables Skype for Windows 7.16 and Mac 7.18 from March 1


Microsoft is planning to disable Skype for users who are running older versions. According to Microsoft, the Skype for Windows 7.16 and below including Mac 7.0 to 7.18 will be displayed with immediate effect.

In a statement released to the press vias a blog post, the company added that if you are using any of the Skype versions, you will not be able to login from March 1. Moreover, you should download the latest update if you would like to continue with Skype.

The new update provides advanced features such as mobile group video calling, group video messaging, video message saving including the capability to share files over the cloud with a cap of 300MB. With refreshed infrastructure, you will be able to work with Skype in a faster way.

BLOCK It goes without saying, but we cannot wait for you to get your hands on the latest version of Skype and let us know what you think. We’ve poured our energy and passion into creating something truly special, and this is just the beginning.

To recall, Skype 7.16 for Windows and 7.18 for Mac was released in December 2015. The messaging client has made tremendous progress over the last few years, and hence the new update will be beneficial for users at large.

In March 2016, the Redmond-based giant had released Skype Bot Platform in partnership with 30000 developers. However, the platform was migrated with the Microsoft Bot Framework into a unified framework named as Microsoft Bot Framework V3.

You will find the Skype Preview app along with every Windows 10 PC, which enables you to perform a wide range of activities easily. If you miss any call, you need not have to worry because you will receive notification due to the integration with Windows Action Center.

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Action to be taken

If you are using, check the version. If the version is either 7.16 for Windows or 7.18 for Mac OS, then you should download the new update. You need not have to worry about the contacts and conversations since they will be intact after the upgrade. You will not lose any data.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and currently part of MVP Reconnect program. He is also part of the prestigious ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at