Microsoft aims to make group chatting easier with Skype

16 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Skype Now Lets Anyone Join A Chat Even If They Don’t Have An Account.

Skype is working to make is service more broadly accessible, Microsoft announced today, detailing a new feature that will allow users to invite anyone – even those who don’t have a Skype account – to use the service via the Skype for Web interface. Skype account holders using the Mac, PC or Web application will be able to create the link, which, when clicked, will allow others, including those using Skype’s mobile apps on iOS or Android as well as non-users, to join in the conversation automatically.

Microsoft says the feature is currently coming online for Skype users in the U.S. and U.K., but will be expanded to reach the rest of the world over the course of the next couple of weeks. The feature initially seems like just another handy way to get people together for a Skype chat without worrying about whether or not the recipient has the app downloaded and installed.

However, it could impact the web conferencing space, too, as it may entice those who use often use the free or low-cost versions of online meeting software applications for more casual chats to use Skype instead. Microsoft Corporation is a public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through … read more »

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