It’s finally here: Skype for web is available globally, make calls without app install
In a blog post yesterday, Skype announced that Skype for Web (Beta) is now available worldwide! In addition to English and Hindi, Skype for Web supports Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional.
“Skype for Web will also support Chromebook and Linux users: you can now access Skype for Web (Beta) for instant messaging,” Skype announced on a blog post.
Earlier this month, Skype for web had entered public beta in the US and UK.
Available as a smartphone app and desktop client, the roll-out envisions people using Skype for Web in order to respond to contacts via a bigger screen, or on an internet café computer that might not have the program installed.
Skype for Web will offer notifications, “so you don’t miss incoming instant messages, audio or video calls, even if you’re using another app or viewing a different website in another browser window,” the blog post added.
Contacts and conversations sync between the smartphone and desktop client while Skype for Web combines the two categories in a single timeline view. Earlier in the month, Microsoft had also announced a redesigned Skype for Outlook.com.