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    On Friday, Skype is introducing a completely new way to use Skype. Dubbed Skype for Web, this new service allows Skype users to sign into and use Skype directly from the Web using a Web browser. At this point in time, Microsoft is rolling out a closed beta for this service that certain users can use. As time and testing progresses, it will become available to more users.

    Skype for Web allows you to do all or most of the things you can already do from the Skype application. For example, you can make calls, video calls, host chats, and more right from the Web application in your supported Web browser; at this point in time, supported Web browsers include Internet Explorer, Chrome on Windows, Firefox, and Safari. When available to you, you will be able to sign in directly from the Skype.com Web site to use Skype for Web.

    Microsoft notes that the service will be rolling out around the world in the next couple of months, but with be available in the U.S. for the general public to use in coming weeks.

    Being that Skype for Web works in several Web browsers, you won't have to be on a computer with a supported Skype application anymore. You can be on almost any device with a display and a Web browser and just visit the Web page and sign in. It's great for computers that you don't actually own where you might want to use Skype without installing software on that machine.

    You can check out Microsoft's official announcement at this link.

    Sources: Microsoft
    2014-11-14 04:28 PM
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