Since the new Skype for Web service made its debut last year, it has been much simpler to utilize the video calling and chatting support, even without this application set up on a PC or laptop. Of course there are always other developments that can be added, even if everyone is already fairly satisfied with the features that Skype provides.
The newest changes consist of allowing people to contact cell phones or landlines, viewing video clips in web links sent via the platform, but also the capability to add individuals in a discussion even if they are not Skype users.
If you were hoping to save some money on phone calls, then you will have to test the Skype registration plan or receive a number of call credits. Now users will be allowed to contact cell numbers or landlines directly from the online app.
Just log into the profile, see the number of credits and if the registration is actualized and then contact a person, as you would do in a normal Skype call. For chat discussions, you will be capable to add users who are Skype members, so click on the conversation and share it via a single URL that can be sent to with any person who want to participate at it. Even if a person does not have Skype, they can take part to a conversation as guest.
If a user sends a web link of video clips over a Skype discussion, you can see it without needing to leave your app. You even receive full-screen and volume keys that normally go along with videos, so if a link has a picture, you will be allowed to view it in preview mode as well.
Finally, you will be capable to get notices on the laptop or PC, even when you use another web browser tab or application. Just ensure that you are logged into the Skype service and you will never miss incoming phone call and messages if you are connected to the Internet.
All these developments and functions can be currently used if you visit the company’s official site. In other news, Microsoft has extended the accessibility to their PSTN service to other 17 countries, and the company’s authorities say that they will reach 100 countries until this summer.
Furthermore, Microsoft also released its Project Rigel, aimed to take the Skype experience to another level. This would be presented on the organization’s Surface Hubs, as soon as they are ready, to any conference room with displays or projectors.
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