Last July, Microsoft announced that Skype will give up support for a short time, including running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 operating system, Windows phones, and several operating on the old operating system Windows phone. Microsoft announced in October that Windows Phone8 / 8.1 and Windows RT will end official support by the end of October 2016, but can continue to work at some point in early 2017.
Today, Microsoft began to send e-mail notification to the user, said from July 1 onwards to terminate the support of these devices, and Skype for TV.
Microsoft said in an e-mail that Microsoft will begin to make these versions of Skype on all these platforms, including Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Widows 10 Mobile (Skype Messaging), Windows RT and TV. After July 1, 2017, you will no longer be able to log in to these versions of Skype. The link in the e-mail directs the user to this Skype support page.
Windows 10 Mobile users can still use the UWP version of Skype applications. Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, Windows RT and other product users after July 1, the only way to connect to Skype is through its web service or by purchasing other supported devices.