People who use Skype on desktop computers need the full app to access the service. I for one wouldn’t mind having the ability to use Skype right from a browser window. It appears that my wish might be fulfilled soon. According to reports Microsoft has kicked off a private “Skype for Web” beta which has only been rolled out to select users as of now. Those users will be able to access Skype features from within a web browser.

The accompanying screenshot shows that users will get access to all of their recent conversations and friends through Skype for Web. Instant messaging will be available as well as the ability to make video calls. Voice calls will also be supported.

Once Skype goes live on the web it will no longer matter what computer you’re using to access it. All users will need is a computer that can run a web browser and a connection to the internet.

Those who are taking part in the beta can access Skype for Web here. Those who are not can follow the link to but they will be greeted with a message that tells them they require an invite before they can try Skype for Web.

It has not been revealed as yet when Skype for Web will go live for everybody.

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