Skype from web browser
The moment we will be able to use Skype directly from the web browser, without having to download an app or plugin before we get started, is getting closer. There was an announcement in November last year stating Microsoft launched a beta version of the Skype for Web but its availability was limited on invitation only. Testing is not yet completed so Skype for Web is not available for everybody but rolling-out continues as the problems found with the help of the testers, real users, are solved.
In the first phase Skype for Web is available for Windows users, as Skype for Web supports Internet Explorer 10 or later and the newest versions of Chrome and Firefox, while Mac users need Safari 6 or later to run it.
The current solution is already capable of features ranging from instant messaging and standard video conversations to multiparty conferences on most web browsers, with the majority of developers being involved in creating the framework for Skype to run smoothly.
The Skype for Web will allow users to connect with friends, family and colleagues around the world, for free – directly from Skype.com, from anywhere, on personal computer, using an internet café or hotel computer where Skype can’t be downloaded at all.
It will be nice, isn’t it, to start a discussion, for example to have an online interview with a potential candidate or employer, to chat over Skype directly from a browser in just a click.