If you’re not a fan of Skype’s desktop app, you can now use the company’s new Web app regardless of where you live.
Skype’s Web app is free to use and as of today works with Chrome OS and Linux, in addition to Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox on Windows and OS X.
Chrome OS users can only use Skype instant messaging at this time, but it’s a start.
Just two weeks ago Microsoft expanded the beta to include the US/UK, but today is dropping those restrictions.
In the future Skype for Web will utilize WebRTC so that you don’t need to install any plugins to get it working — meaning you only need to allow the site permission to use your webcam and microphone and you’re good to go, but for now a plugin is required to make calls.
➤ Skype for Web (Beta) [Skype Garage]