The Windows Phone app for Skype for Business is being retired. After this change takes effect, new users will no longer be able to download the app from the Microsoft Store, and the app will no longer be supported.
Although Microsoft continues to support Windows 10 Mobile, we are not focused on building new features for the system. We will continue to invest in Skype for Business mobile apps for iOS and Android and also in desktop apps for Windows and Mac.
How does this affect me?
Existing users of the Windows Phone app for Skype for Business will continue to be able to use the app. Moreover, they will continue to be able to re-download the app from the Windows Store.
New users who need to install the app from the Windows Store, will have the following experience:
- Beginning in August 2018, Skype for Business on Windows Phone 8.1 will no longer be available for download.
- Beginning in December 2019, Skype for Business on Windows 10 Mobile, will no longer be available for download.
The Skype for Business app may continue to work after these dates, but this is not guaranteed. This app will no longer receive updates or support.
What do I have to do to prepare for this change?
If you need to continue using Skype for Business on Windows Phone, we recommend that you install the app before the dates that are cited above.