World’s most popular video chat service, Skype now can be used in a different way. The Redmond Giant, Microsoft announced a web tool that offers users to use the service directly from the browser.
Skype Web is taking the advantage of plugin-free Real-Time Communications (RTC), which is being carried out by the Internet Explorer developers. According to them, they have set their goal to bring RTC to browsers in the near future.
As per the previous reports, most of the users do not want to download and install Skype to their devices. However, they are interested in the service. Users are now able to use the service without downloading and installing the full package. The web tool can also be used to send and receive chat messages.
“Skype for Web makes it quicker and easier than ever before to connect with friends, family and colleagues around the world, for free – directly from Skype.com,” Microsoft announced in a blog post. “It’s perfect if you prefer using the web rather than an app: perhaps you’re sitting at a computer that doesn’t already have Skype downloaded. Or maybe you’re on the go and using an internet café or hotel computer whilst on vacation where you can’t download Skype at all. Using Skype for Web makes it more convenient to get to your conversations.”
Moreover, the company says that this Skype beta for web is compatible with Internet Explorer, Chrome (on Windows only), Firefox and Safari web browsers. It may also work on other browsers though these are the popular ones, on which Microsoft has tested for functionality.
Previously, the tech giant Google has launched its new service, Inbox by Gmail. Following the trend Microsoft also slowly playing the roll out for the Skype Web, as till now it is only available for a small number of existing and new users. End-users can check if you’ve been chosen, they can sign in to their Skype account on Skype.com.