Microsoft Cancels Skype Classic Removal following Strong Customer Opposition

Skype Classic users have experienced a triumphant win as Microsoft acknowledges that all of its features aren't in modern versions and have agreed to extend its lifetime.

The bumpy road of Classic has taken another turn as cancels its plan to axe the app in September. Citing “customer feedback”, the company has agreed to keep it around for at least a little longer.

“Based on customer feedback, we are extending support for 7 () for some time. Our customers can continue to use until then,” said a spokesperson.

“Thanks for all your comments – we are listening. We are working to bring all the features you've asked for into Skype 8.”

It seems that Skype Classic's days are still numbered, but the extension will at least give some relief. It won't please the users whose main issue is the new design, but it should help those who rely on Classic's feature set.

Not the First Skype Classic Scare

Still, it's worth noting that this isn't the first time the Skype Classic's existence has come under scrutiny. A scare in February led to hiding its download for users.

The app was then unavailable for over a month while the company worked on a fix, with some believing it would never come back. It's easy to understand why users weren't happy when Microsoft announced it would remove it after all a few months later.

We suspect it won't be so receptive to feedback the next time it tries to kill the app. However, with the end of support previously planned for September, it should at least last into 2019.