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Skype online community moving to Microsoft Community next week

The Skype team has announced today that the Skype online community will be moved to the Microsoft Community on Tuesday, May 23. This consolidation was decided to address “major changes” at Skype which have brought some “new challenges to our customers,” the team explained.

Following the launch of the Skype Insider Program last year, Microsoft had already created several boards for Skype Preview on Android, Skype Lite and feature suggestions on Microsoft’s main community website (answers.microsoft.com). According to the team, this change should benefit both consumers and developers:

The move to Microsoft Community will bring Skype customer support staff into the community for the first time – helping you get answers to your questions quickly.

We also want to strengthen the relationship between our customers and our developers. Joining the Microsoft Community will allow us to deliver your insights and feedback directly to our engineering teams.

The old Skype community website was quite active and a great resource if you had questions about the messaging app. We hope that Skype users will embrace the change and accept to move to the new website. If you’re interested, you can already sign up here.

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Do you think Microsoft is right to consolidate its different online communities?