According to officials talking on behalf of Microsoft, the users of the chat service Skype are going to be able to use it directly from a web browser very soon. The announcement has been made on Friday and, according to the representatives of the Redmond tech giant, the chat and video calling service owned b Microsoft, Skype, is already the object of an innovation at the American tech company. And, as Microsoft announces Skype for Web, we are witnessing a new move by the Redmond tech giant, following its strategy of struggle to remain relevant on the tech market.
In addition to that, officials talking on this matter have said in a statement that the new service is already in the beta phase, so it is currently available for test by consumers. This s possible only in the United States and in the United Kingdom, though.
“Now, anyone going to Skype.com (or web.skype.com) in the U.S. and U.K. can sign in and connect to Skype for Web to get to their conversations in an instant without downloading the Skype app,”
representatives of Microsoft have written in a post on their blog.
Officials talking on behalf of Skype have highlighted the fact that the new service represents a major advantage especially for the Skype users who sign in via their mobile devices. Skype for Web allows them to sign in, while permitting an easy access to text messages or phone calls, that are provided by the smartphones.
The company has also emphasized the fact that Skype for Web is another step they are taking in order to turn the dream of Real Time Communications on the web (RTC) into reality. Also, the company has added that Skype for Web is a service created after millions of users have stated that they would like to access the Skype service just by entering the website.
Officials talking on behalf of Skype have also talked about the way their new service will spread around the world, as it is, at the current moment, only available in the US and in the UK. They have said that in the following weeks the Skype for Web will be accessible from anywhere across the globe.
At the beginning of June, the users of Skype have reported that they found a bug into the chat and video calling service. It was just an 8 characters long error, but the tech experts have explained that it could have crushed Skype.
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