Skype has announced a new plan for staying in the competitive ‘messaging app’ business which includes companies such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Skype will now allow anyone to use the service, even if they haven’t signed up for the service.
According to a post on the Skype blog, “we’ve started to roll-out the ability for users to invite anyone to join a Skype chat by sharing a unique link – send it however you want, in an email, on Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger or Twitter.”
Anyone can join the chat as a guest from their computer using Skype for Web for one or group instant messaging, voice and video calls. No Skype account or app download will be required.
Users can now share and join a conversation via Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac, and Skype for Web in the US and UK. 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.
The company stated that, “we’ll be rolling out to the rest of the world over the next couple of weeks and bringing the ability to start a conversation and share a link from mobile devices soon.”
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