Microsoft rolling out beta invites for Skype on the web

Enjoy using Skype on your PC, Xbox and phone? Microsoft is providing yet another way to keep in contact with friends and family by releasing a bunch more invites for the "Skype for Web" beta. It's a fully featured Skype experience but is instead powered by your favorite web browser.

Not only are basic text conversations supported, but both video and regular voice calls too. For the time being, the beta program appears to be open to those who have received invitations from Microsoft to try out Skype for Web. You may need to install the plug-in.

Skype Plug-in

There's no word as to when we can expect to see Skype for Web released to the masses, but for now it's looking as though Microsoft will provide a solution to those who don't have access to one of many Skype apps available.

Source: Skype for Web, via: Neowin

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