To beat the competition, Skype always introduces new features and functionalities. Last year, Skype for Web was introduced. Before that, only the mobile version of the app was available. Now, Skype has once again introduced major changes for the web version. Read on to know what Skype can now do other than allow you to chat and make free calls.
The first and important feature added to Skype for Web is that you can now make calls from the app to landline or mobile at low rates. If you have Skype credit or a subscription, you can start making international calls from the app.
Earlier, whenever anyone shared a YouTube video on Skype, you were directed to the video site. But now, you will be able to play the video within the chat and get “the same volume and full-screen controls you have in YouTube,” says Skype.
Another welcome change is that while chatting on Skype for Web, you can add people who are not on Skype to the conversation. How do you do that? It’s simple. Just lick on +New and “Share Conversation.” Skype will give you a unique conversation URL that can be shared with the person you wish to add to your ongoing chat. All the other person needs to is to click on the URL shared.
Last but not the least, Skype makes sure you do not miss any conversation. On the blog, Skype says that the team has “added notifications to Skype for Web, so that you’ll never miss an important IM, call or a friend sending you a picture of their new kitten. As long as you’re signed into Skype for Web, you’ll receive notifications, even if you’re in another browser tab or another app.”
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