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Skype for Web beta is now available in the US and UK

On Friday, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced access to its Skype for Web beta is now available in the United States and U.K. today. Earlier you need to login into the Skype app through your PC or Mobile, but now you can just tap-in to your browser and there you go.skype-for-web-beta

If you’re someone who uses the Smartphone apps rather than frequently being on the desktop, then Skype for Web works like a miracle. Skype for Web works fine across – Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari (And you can expect full Microsoft Edge support when Windows 10 launches on July 29th).

The Microsoft-owned company Skype announced in the company blog post,

“Connecting to the video and audio calling service is much easier since you can open your chat service in the web browser itself”, “Anyone going to Skype.com(or web.skype.com) in the U.S and U.K. can sign in and now connect to Skype for Web to get into their conversations in an instant without downloading the Skype app,”

You’ll just need to install a plug-in before you’re able to make calls or do instant messaging, which could prove a hassle on public computers, but it’s still faster than setting up a whole desktop app.

The video chat service which is now available in beta mode is especially targeted that sign-in on Skype from a mobile phone, but also wish to access calls and IM’s. It could also be helpful for people using desktops at an Internet Cafe or a Hotel without Skype download, the company said. Skype said that the service is expected to be rolled out around the world in the next few weeks. The company said that they want their customers to come to their websites, once the visits the website, the user can make a call or IM as per their wish.

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