Microsoft disappointed a big part of its Windows Phone user base earlier this year, when the company decided not to release the Windows 10 Upgrade for a number of old devices, and it looks like the company is on its way to do that once again.
Microsoft is removing the video messaging feature from the Windows Phone version of Skype, making it instead available on all the other platforms, including here not only Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 but also Mac, Android, and iOS.
While a reason for this decision has not yet been provided,has spotted a short reference pointing to the feature removal in the documentation announcing the introduction of options to save video messaging.
“You can still view but will no longer be able to send video messages. If you want to send a message, sign into Skype on video message supported platforms or devices (Windows desktop, Mac, Android, or IOS),” a note posted by Microsoft states.
Windows Phone now at 0.7 percent
At this point, it’s not yet clear if this feature concerns all Windows Phone devices (or maybe Microsoft is just referring to Windows Phone 8.0), but if the company is indeed pulling the plug on video messaging on WP8.1, then loyal users have all the reasons to be upset.
Microsoft is losing ground in the mobile industry, and, according to the most recent data provided by Gartner. People with knowledge of the matter revealed that Microsoft no longer planned to launch any other Lumia devices this year, but rely exclusively on the long-awaited Surface Phone due in the spring of 2017.
It goes without saying that Windows Phone will continue to drop in the coming months if such news keeps on making the rounds, as Microsoft should be the first company supporting its platforms and offering features to its users.