Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online and OneDrive can do voice, video calling without plug-ins when used with Windows 10's Edge browser.
Skype for Web users can now call each other from inside the Edge browser without using a plugin.
Microsoft is making Skype in the browser plugin-free, the company announced this morning. But before you get too excited, be aware that this new experience only works in Microsoft Edge for now. Other browsers, including IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, will continue to require plugins as before. Show More Summary
Microsoft today launched a preview of plugin-free Skype calls in Microsoft Edge. The new functionality works anywhere you can use Skype in the browser: Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online, and OneDrive. Both voice and video calls are supported, including one-to-one and group sessions. A Microsoft spokesperson says the preview is rolling out gradually and […]
The browser-based version of Microsoft’s popular cross-platform communication service Skype has received a new update today which adds several features. The new features for Skype for Web bring the browser version closer to Skype apps available for desktop and mobile. Show More Summary
Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a slew of improvements. The latest build includes tweaks to Cortana’s music feature, the Edge browser, and Skype integration. Windows 10 is a service. As we wrote in our deep dive on how Microsoft is still building Windows 10, this means Windows Insiders are […]
Microsoft will be rolling out a new update for its Office Online web-based app, along with the Outlook.com site, sometime in November that will add Skype voice and video integration features.
If you like using the Microsoft Edge web browser inside Windows 10, and are also a heavy user of Skype, there's some good news coming soon. Microsoft says it plans to offer a way to launch Skype video and audio calls without the need for a plug-in application, sometime before the end of 2015.
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With Windows 10 launching in just two days on July 29, Microsoft is making more of its websites compatible with the new operating system and its Microsoft Edge browser. Windows 10 users who enjoy checking their email on Outlook.com can now use Edge to also take audio and video calls via its Skype features for the first time.
A couple of weeks ago we reported that the Skype for Web beta was now open to all. However at that time, the web app basically supported your usual array of browsers and platforms like Windows and Mac, but there was no mention of Chrome OS. Show More Summary
In November 2014, Microsoft announced the beta version of Skype for Web, a service that would allow the users to access their accounts using their computers’ browsers. Recently, the developers said that Skype for Web is available for the US and UK citizens, which can access their accounts from any computer. Show More Summary
A Web-based version of Skype could be useful for many reasons, but it's proving glitchy even with Microsoft's own products.
Starting today, Skype users in the U.S. and U.K. can start making calls directly from their browsers. The Skype for Web beta makes the chat program available without having to download and install the program’s dedicated app. “Skype for Web … Read more ›
Jon Hicks, the designer responsible for Skype’s emoji, has joined Opera as the new lead designer for its desktop browser. Hicks has previously produced Spotify’s icons and was the brains behind the current MailChimp logo, as well as working with clients including Mozilla (where he famously created the final Firefox logo), Shopify and JoliCloud. Show More Summary
Skype today made a new desktop browser plugin available that lets users send phone numbers to their Android smartphone for calling. The Click to Call feature is already available to Skype's desktop apps. It highlights numbers on web pages and makes it easy to place Skype calls right from the browser. Show More Summary
Microsoft is providing yet another way to keep in contact with friends and family by releasing invites for the "Skype for Web" beta. It's a fully featured Skype experience but is instead powered by your favorite web browser. Not only are basic text conversations supported, but both video and regular voice calls too. Show More Summary
Programmes like Skype are incredibly useful to have access to, but the fact that you need to download and install software makes it difficult to use them on a computer that isn’t your own. Fortunately Microsoft has announced that it will be possible to use an in-browser version of Skype “soon”. Show More Summary
In welcome news for anybody who has fumbled around on an unfamiliar computer to download and install Skype for an important call, Microsoft has announced a beta version of the popular telecommunications application for web browsers.Show More Summary
Microsoft is beginning to beta test a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.