Skype for Web announced by Microsoft

It’s still in beta, but it’s hope for those who can’t install the relevant Skype client. This should be good news for those wanting Skype on a Chromebook, but to be honest we’ve already sorted that one and I couldn’t get the Skype for Web beta working on my old beat-up Chromebook just yet because I don’t have the invite.

Skype for Web announced by Microsoft

It’s rolling out as we speak and the announcement states that..

Perhaps you’re sitting at a computer that doesn’t already have Skype downloaded. Or maybe you’re on the go and using an internet café or hotel computer whilst on vacation where you can’t download Skype at all. Using Skype for Web makes it more convenient to get to your conversations.

A “small number of existing and new users” will be receiving the invite to begin with and then it’ll roll out gradually across the globe. After that it’s just a matter of logging into the usual Skype website and you should be able to instantly start having phone and video conversations. Nice.

Full details below..