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How does my 3rd party application work with Skype, and how will changes to Skype impact my 3rd party application?

Applications connect to Skype via the Skype Desktop API.

As communicated in this blog post, due to technology improvements we are making to the Skype experience, some features of the API will stop working with Skype for desktop. For example, delivery of chat messages using the API will cease to work. However, we are happy to share that we will be extending support for two of the most widely used features – call recording and compatibility with hardware devices – until we determine alternative options or retire the current solution.

These changes to the Desktop API will not impact any core Skype features, and your Skype for desktop clients will continue to be supported as we release new features and improvements to enhance your Skype experiences.

Please continue to share feedback about the Skype experience and what features you would like to see us enable in the product on the Skype community, on Twitter, or on Facebook. We value the input of our developers and users as we continue to improve the Skype experience.

Learn more if you’re using any Skype certified headsets.

Learn more about solutions for Skype’s broadcast partners.

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