Skype is one of the most popular services offered by Microsoft. It is mainly used for chat services, Video calling and voice calls. Till now the Skype is only available for the users on App. But Microsoft made a smart move and the Skype is available for Web Browser from now. Undoubtedly the plan behind the idea is to attract the users.
The web app is now available as an open beta, announced Microsoft. The Beta debuted last year and allows certain people to test it via an invite-only system, and now everyone can join, so long as they are living in the US or UK and using one of the few specific browsers on either a Windows or Mach Machine.
The web app also needs a browser plug-in for certain features, and complete information is provided below. The first time you run skype for the web, you will be asked to install a plugin to enable the voice and video calling. Without the plug in user can still write the text messages to your contacts, but that’s it.The service is still in beta, it is reasonable to expect a few bugs.
Many are reporting that the issues across the range of web browsers and operating systems with some only able to get audio working and other reports the browser crashes completely when trying to start a call.
Skype for Web:
Skype for the web will allow the users to use a full-featured web page of skype, the user will not be bound to install the app anymore.
The user should login to the account from the skype webpage and then click on the “Try Skype for The web (Beta) link.” Or can go straight to the Skype for The web by visiting the website www.web.skype.com.
Skype for the web works on Internet explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox. So if you are using Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari on the Mac or Windows Computer user should be good to go.
User should make video calls, Instant Messaging, and Audio Calling
It loads all the users contacts automatically and conversations in the browser
New timeline appears on the left
Use should enable the notification even if you are using another app or viewing a different website in another browser window.