Want to use Skype to make voice or video calls, but don’t want to actually install the app on your computer? No problem. Skype now works in a web browser. And when I say a web browser, I mean Microsoft Edge.
But Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are also expected to be supported in the future.
Microsoft actually launched Skype for Web to the public almost a year ago. But at the time you needed to install a browser plugin to use the service. Now you don’t.
Chrome and Firefox are both expected to add support in the future, which will allow you to use Skype in a range of browser on a range of operating systems. But for now, the plugin-free Skype experience is exclusively available in the Edge browser that comes with Windows 10.
Not all Skype features are supported. You’ll still need to install a plugin if you want to use Skype to call landline or mobile phones or use Skype’s screen sharing tools.