Microsoft announces Skype for web beta

Very interesting news, especially for Chromebook users, and for those on the road or using another computer to chat without the Skype desktop client.

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“..We’re starting to roll-out a brand new way of using Skype. Now, not only can Skype be used on just about any screen you lay your hands on, but you can also enjoy Skype on a browser. Welcome, Skype for Web (Beta).

Skype for Web makes it quicker and easier than ever before to connect with friends, family and colleagues around the world, for free – directly from

You can use Skype for Web without having to download an app before you get started, which means anyone new to Skype can get chatting even faster. Simply sign in to Skype for Web on and you’ll be able to connect and start instant messaging directly from your browser….

…You can connect to Skype for Web from Internet Explorer (10+), Chrome on Windows, Firefox or Safari on your computer ..”