Skype makes beta web application available




Skype has the web version of his calling and video chat service available to the general public, after a private test. The current beta is currently only available to US and UK users, but a rollout to other countries will follow soon.

The news was announced on the blog of the Microsoft subsidiary. With the new feature, it is possible to make calls and video chatting via Skype without having to be previously downloaded the application. However, there is a browser plugin. Which is available on Windows and Mac computers for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Incidentally Skype for Web only available in the United States and the United Kingdom. Skype promises that the web version in the coming weeks also comes to other countries, causing a release seems likely to run in the Netherlands.

Users who have access to the service only need to log on to the website. The contact list will then appear, then it is possible to make calls. Which are automatically synchronized with the app and other devices. Skype uses the WebRTC protocol for communication.

Previously, Skype for Web already available as part of a private test: invitation only able to communicate via the web. As a result, it is possible that some of the Dutch users already have access. Compared to the previous test version has added support for Skype notifications and improved search.


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