Skype for Web Brings Messaging Functionality to Your Browser

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November 18, 2014
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Microsoft has just announced Skype for Web, a beta version of its famous Skype messenger for the web that will allow you to use Skype’s audio/video calling and instant messaging services right on your browser. No installation or plugins required.

Announced via an official blog-post, Skype for Web services are being rolled-out gradually to a select existing and new users at the time, and will be expanded to include more users in the near-future. Moreover, only the instant messaging (IM) services will be made available for the users without any prior installation requirement. To use the web service, subscribers can visit Skype.com and simply log-in to begin chatting with their contacts. The web service can be used on all modern browsers, namely Chrome for Windows, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

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Skype, after being taken into Microsoft’s folds, has been working on a web-based RTC (real-time communications) system in collaboration with Internet Explorer to offer full-fledge audio and video calling services right from a user’s browser. But until this features comes out, users have to install a separate plug-in to enable this audio/video chat functionality in their browsers.

 
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