Back in July, Microsoft announced that it will discontinue the Skype Classic app on September 1st but due to public backlash, the company decided to delay the demise of the app and support it beyond September.
Microsoft today revealed that the Skype classic app will stop receiving updates in November when its most popular features are integrated into Skype 8. The Skype v8 will continue to get better and new features like the ability to add phone numbers to existing contacts, improved availability status are also coming.
"As we continue to focus on and improve Skype version 8, support for Skype versions 7, and below will end on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 on mobile and tablet devices. Although you may be able to use older versions for a little while, we encourage you to update today to avoid any interruption," Microsoft explains.
In another blog post, Microsoft has provided an update on the upcoming changes for Skype.
You can learn more about Microsoft's latest Skype announcement here.