Skype announced in a blog post today that older versions of its desktop client for Mac will be discontinued "over the next few months." The change is said to facilitate feature compatibility across different clients and ensure that new additions, like the ability to send messages to offline contacts, are available to a broader category of users.

As such, Skype will discontinue support for version 6.14 and below over the coming months. If you're on a version that is being retired, you can go ahead and download the latest version of Skype for Mac (6.18) from the official website.

The change is only being carried out for desktop versions and will not affect Skype for iPhone, which recently received an update that brought on a revamped user interface and feature enhancements. Another minor update earlier this week gave users the ability to edit messages after they're sent.

Do you use Skype for Mac regularly? What are your thoughts on the new features that have been added to the service?

Source: Skype