Published: Sat, April 16, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Skype Video Calls On Microsoft Edge Are Seamless

Skype Video Calls On Microsoft Edge Are Seamless

All Skype one-to-one calls from Microsoft Edge to the latest versions of Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac are plug in free. From now on, you will be able to call your family, friends and others using Skype's web version without any browser extension, directly signing in to the site via Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. It utilizes the ORTC media engine that was recently embedded into the browser.

Microsoft today announced that the company is bringing native Skype voice and video calling support to Microsoft Edge on the Web. To achieve their ubiquitous aims, it'll continue to work on enabling audio and video interoperability in Chrome and Firefox.

In the meantime, Microsoft's own Edge browser will gain competitive advantage over its rivals.

Skype voice and video calls are supported, alongside group video and voice calling. Microsoft has adopted Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) to enable browser-to-browser communication in Skype and Skype for Business. This is rather tragic, as it is otherwise a great service on other platforms, such as Android, iOS, and of course, Windows. While today's announcement is specifically targeted at Microsoft Edge, the Redmond-based tech giant says that more browsers will be supported soon, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Six months subsequent to declaring plans for a module free form of Skype on the web, Microsoft is moving it out in a restricted limit. Just sign-in and click to start a call on Skype with Microsoft Edge. If the recipient does not meet the requirements for Skype for Web, the caller might even have to install a plugin. Skype on Office Online (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) already allows users to see and speak to your Skype contacts whilst you're in an Office app, making it easier for you to co-author and collaborate together. Those non-web users will also need the latest version of Skype installed, or else it's back to the plugin for you.

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