Skype is Microsoft’s popular messaging and communication app that works across Windows, iOS and Android. The company is still progressing on a Universal App version, with a test version available now in the Windows Store, but the service is already used far and wide.
However, for quick link-ups and recorded sessions, there is a large contingent of online users that use things like WhatsApp and Google Hangouts. These services don’t need to rely on specific apps to provide connectivity.
Microsoft is providing a new feature in Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac, and Skype for Web that will allow anyone using the app to send a link to anyone on an iPhone, iPad or Android device and be able to connect directly to a Skype conversation over the web. No need to have the Skype app installed, or have it running to get connection alerts – just tap or click the provided link and a Skype session will be initiated.
This feature is live now for US customers.
The company plans to roll this out worldwide in the coming weeks.