It's been a little while since Microsoft launched a web-based version of its popular Skype VoIP service. Now the company is adding some new features to its Skype web client, including the ability for users to call mobile phones and landlines.

Microsoft says:

"We've updated Skype for Web so you can now save money on your phone calls to mobile phones and landlines. All you need is a little Skype credit or a subscription to start making affordable international calls from Skype. Once you've signed in to Skype for Web, simply click on the call phones tab, select your destination, dial the number you'd like to call and then hit the call button."

Microsoft has also added notification support to the Skype web client, which allows users to be alerted when a new message is coming in, even if they are using another app or in another browser tab. There's also support for watching YouTube videos directly from the web version if someone sends a user a direct link to that video. Finally, the web version now allows users to add new people in chat, even if they don't have a Skype account.

Check out Skype on the web