Skype Will Continue to Exist Alongside Microsoft Teams As A Consumer Version
Skype Will Continue to Exist Alongside Microsoft Teams As A Consumer Version. The consumer version of Skype will not be integrated into Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft will simply continue to develop the video calling program and provide it with new functionalities. This is confirmed by software boss Jeff Teper to VentureBeat.
Microsoft previously announced that it would make Microsoft Teams available to consumers shortly.
The company seemed to suggest that the curtain would fall for Skype. Previously, Skype for Business was also phased out in favour of Microsoft Teams.
Teper, the Corporate Vice President of Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive, now contradicts this. “We continue to invest in Skype.
The platform continues to grow, and we are working on new functions. But as Teams become available to consumers, I think a lot of people will prefer Teams.
However, we are not going to bet too heavily on that, because our users love Skype, ‘says the CEO.
Teper draws a comparison with Facebook, which also offers different tools side by side with Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
Facebook has been working on interoperability, and they don’t force migration from one program to another. That’s the way I see it for Skype and Teams, at least for the short term.”