Skype : Non Skype Users Can Now Join Chats

Ground-breaking move by Skype!

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Skype, being a closed platform for as long as we have known it, based user account registration, has now taken a big step to increase adoption of this leading peer-to-peer instant messaging platform. To achieve this goal Skype has released a feature allow users to invite anyone to a Skype conversation – even those who don’t have a Skype account!

As a part of this rollout, Skype is introducing unique links that can be used to invite others to chats. The links can be shared however you choose – in email, via apps like Facebook, Messenger, Twitter or WhatsApp, or anywhere else that makes sense. When a user without a Skype account clicks on the link they will be able to join the Skype chat via Skype for Web interface.

Skype account holders using the Mac, PC or Web application will be able to create the link, which, when clicked, will allow others, including those using Skype’s mobile apps on iOS or Android as well as non-users, to join in the conversation automatically. Skype account holders using the Mac, PC or Web application will be able to create the link, which, when clicked, will allow others, including those using Skype’s mobile apps on iOS or Android as well as non-users, to join in the conversation automatically.

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To see if you have the option available, you can launch the latest version of Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac, or Skype for Web, then click “+New” to start your chat and generate the unique, sharable link. This feature is currently coming online for Skype users in the U.S. and U.K., but will be expanded to reach the rest of the world over the course of the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

 

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