Meet Now feature on Skype makes it easy to invite anyone to a Skype call

Skype on iOS
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What you need to know

  • The latest Skype Insider build has a new feature called "Meet Now."
  • The feature allows you to easily invite anyone to a Skype call, including people who don't have Skype accounts.
  • The recent update also allows you to edit and view videos and photos before sending them.

The latest Skype Insider build has a new feature called "Meet Now" that makes it easy to invite anyone to a Skype call. With the feature, you can create a link to a call that can be shared with anyone, including people who don't have a Skype account. As pointed out by OnMSFT, Meet Now also creates a group chat for anyone that has a Skype account.

A post from Microsoft (opens in new tab) breaks down all of the new features in the latest build,

Meet Now on Skype:  With this new feature you will be able easily set up a call on Skype and share a link to friends, family or colleagues. They don't even need to have a Skype account to join the call!  Improved photo sharing experience on Android: There are now new options for editing and reviewing photos and videos before sharing them on Skype.

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In addition to the Meet Now feature, the latest preview build also adds the ability to edit and review photos and videos before sending them through Skype.

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  • That seems really useful.
  • That's a Skype for business feature I'm glad they finally brought it to Skype it took them long enough.
  • The Skype team is saying they are listening to feedback and the app is still a crap, slow like hell and the chat list is a f*** mess with text message and phone calls all mixed together.
  • Slow? That has not been my experience on PC or my Android phone.