Microsoft wants to make it easy for anyone to chat with anyone else via Skype, even if a person doesn't have an account for the messaging and VoIP service. The company is rolling out a new feature that will allow Skype users to invite anyone else to join a chat by sharing a link via email, social networking apps and more.

Microsoft adds:

"But best of all, anyone can join the chat as a guest from their computer using Skype for Web and enjoy one to one or group instant messaging, voice and video calls. No Skype account or app download required. Now you can use Skype to chat with anyone and not just the people in your Skype contact list."

This new feature is available first in the US and UK via Skype for Windows and Mac, along with Skype for Web, and will roll out to the rest of the world in the next couple of weeks. The ability to invite others to a chat via a shared link will be added to Skype mobile clients in the near future.

Source: Skype