The browser-based version of Microsoft’s popular cross-platform communication service Skype has received a new update today which adds several features. The new features for Skype for Web bring the browser version closer to Skype apps available for desktop and mobile. One of the biggest features included in this update is the ability to dial mobile phones and landlines.
Microsoft says that these new features have been added to Skype for Web based on feedback from users which helped it decide the features that needed to be rolled out first for this version of Skype.
Skype for Web now allows users to bring non-Skype users into a conversation. It also gets notifications as well as the ability to play YouTube videos without having to redirect users to YouTube.
Users can now call mobile phones and landlines via Skype for Web. To make calls they will require Skype credit or a subscription. Once that’s sorted, all they need to do is click on the phone tab and punch in the number. Doesn’t get easier than that.
The improved notification experience means that users never miss an important IM or call. As long as they’re signed in Skype for Web, users will get notifications even if they’re inside another app or browser tab.
Microsoft will continue working to improve Skype for Web and promises to add a lot more features to it in the coming weeks and months.