Microsoft launches Skype for Web

The major share holder of VoIP applications, Skype, announced the beta launch of its messenger, for web. Until now, Skype was only available for Computers and Mobile phones.


Now you can use Skype through your web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or other, which support WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) standard.


This service is currently in beta mode and will be available through
No need to download any extra setup and install on systems, now visit their official website, and start using it. It supports all voice, video as well as messaging through

As its beta, Skype is rolling out this service gradually, only some old users and new registrations have access to the new feature, at this moment. They are planning to roll out worldwide in the coming months – look out for an invite when you sign in to your Skype account on

Currently its supported in browsers like Internet Explorer 10 and above and the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox.Mac OS: Safari 6 and above. Although, you may need to download a external plugin for Internet Explorer to support WebRTC.


Source: Skype blog

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