Microsoft has launched a browser-based version of Skype




Skype is now available not only as a standalone application, but also through Internet browsers. Microsoft announced the launch of a new service Skype for Web. The ultimate goal of the company is to service could work in any modern browser and does not require installation of any plug-ins.


A new feature allows you to communicate directly via the website in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome (for Windows), Firefox and Safari. The site is available to the contact list and message history. Text messages can be sent immediately. To make calls, you must install a browser-addition.

So that users can make direct audio and video, without the help of Adobe Flash and other add-ins, Microsoft plans to implement an open protocol support Web Real-Time Communication. It allows to make and receive calls without having to install plug-ins.

At the moment Skype for Web is available to a limited group of existing users and will offer some new users at registration. Service will be released in open access in the next few months.


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