All customers in the UK and the US can now start trying out a beta version of Skype for Web – a new service that means they can sign in to the communication tool via a browser rather than having to download a specific app.
Until Friday, users had to be invited by Microsoft to use the web-based client. Now, it’s open to everyone, as long as you live in the US or the UK.
Microsoft has said it will be making the web client available worldwide in “the next few weeks.”
Skype for Web is compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox. It means you no longer need to have the app to use the service – particularly handy if you’re away using an unfamiliar computer. Once you’ve signed in, all you’ll need to do is install a plug-in before you make or receive your first call.
Visit Skype.com to get started.
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