Skype User? Some Good News for you.
Skype had decided not to send buzz or beep or ring to all your devices that are connected to the Skype through the internet. Instead it had decided to send the sound only to the active device that you are using. So if you are using your Smartphone to chat with your friends it will be only active to give you sounds on new messages and all your Tab PC and the laptop will silently remained you that you had a new message when you are not active.
The new beep sounding method is expected to come after some weeks of time as the company is working on it successfully to make their clients happier through this method. So in the future your active device only will beep while the others will register the notification and will show them when they are active.
Windows Phone 7 user?
Skype unusable in Windows Phone 7 smartphones.
Recently owners of the Windows Phone 7 smartphones are complaining that from their devices are unable to get support for Skype or use Skype from their devices.
Another problem for these people is, they can’t upgrade their smartphones to Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 to use the Skype program as the new OS is not supported by the WP 7. It is surprise that the Microsoft is still supporting Skype IM in older iOS and Android system.
According to Microsoft
“We are permanently retiring all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7. As a result, within the next few weeks, you’ll no longer be able to sign in and use Skype on any Windows Phone 7 device,” reads a Microsoft message on Skype’s support page.
Now these WP 7 users are forced to change their devices, if they wanted to use Skype from their devices.
To make matters worse, these people find themselves unable to upgrade their smartphones to Windows Phone 8 or 8.1, because Windows Phone 7 devices don’t support the newer OS. Skype is functioning well in Android phones with version 2.3 or higher, iPhone 4 devices with iOS 6 or higher and BlackBerry devices with version 10. Removing Skype on Windows Phone 7 is necessary for application performance, quality and security reasons, according to Microsoft.
So in order to use Skype they’ll have to change their devices from WP7.