Skype extension for Chrome gets Twitter, email, and calendar integrations

If you use the official Skype extension for Google Chrome, it just got a little more useful. The latest update to the extension now lets you easily add a link to a Skype call to any email, tweet or calendar event with one click.

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Each integration is accessible via a clearly labeled button across Outlook, Google Mail and Calendar, and Twitter. From Microsoft:

  • Email: Add a Skype call link from within the email composition window in Gmail, Google Inbox, and
  • Calendar: Create Skype call links right inside your calendar items in Google Calendar and
  • Twitter: Add a Skype call link for an "Ask Me Anything," webinar, or open meeting while you're composing your tweet.

Prior to this update, the Skype extension simply acted as a way to quickly access messages and calls while browsing the web. If you're a Chrome user and want to check out these handy new tools for yourself, you can grab the Skype extension from the Chrome Web Store now.

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