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Skype for Web beta now open for all in U.S. and U.K.

Skype’s initiative to deliver a full-fledged experience through the browser, Skype for Web (Beta), is now available for all users to test in the U.S. and the U.K. Skype for Web was first announced back in November, 2014, and launched in closed beta for early testers back in March.

The main benefit of Skype for Web is that you can visit web.skype.com from any browser and sign-in to your account without the need to ever download an app. As Microsoft points out in its blog post, this is particularly useful for folks who are abroad and are trying to connect through a computer they might not have administrative rights on to install third party apps, like in a cafe.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll see all of your existing conversations and contacts, as if you were using the native Skype client on another device. Skype said it also added a unique searchable list for finding those contacts or conversations that you’ve started elsewhere. Also, you’ll receive notifications no matter what app you’re using on your computer, so you don’t need to feel tied down to the Skype tab.

Skype said it’s working to deploy Skype for Web globally. Check it out by following the source below.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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