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October 16, 2015

Non-users can now join Skype conversations

News: Users can join the conversation through a unique link.

By CBR Staff Writer

Skype is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to invite those who do not have a Skype account to use the service via the Skype for Web interface.

The new service will allow non-Skype users to join a conversation with loved ones without having to sign-in or downloading the app.

The invitee can join the conversation simply by clicking a link that was sent to them.

Users can send the links via email, or via apps like Facebook, Messenger, Twitter or WhatsApp.

Skype said: "You can start, share and join a conversation from Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac, and Skype for Web in the US and UK. Guests can join on Skype for Web.

"Additionally, if you have a Skype name and Skype downloaded on your mobile, you can join a conversation on Skype for iPhone, iPad and Android."

Microsoft has been pushing Skype for a long time and recently in its Windows Preview Build 10565, Microsoft released betas of the "universal" Skype apps for messaging and video conferencing.

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Using the universal Windows apps users will be able to send messages via Skype, and make video or audio calls through the app.

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