- Skype is now allowing anyone to set up video conferences with their friends and family.
- Previously, users could only make video calls if they had the Skype app or sign-in credentials.
- App users can set up video conferences with their non-Skype friends/family using the ‘Meet Now’ feature.
Skype is without a doubt one of the most popular VoIP providers out there. It was acquired by Microsoft around 9 years ago, and the platform has only grown since then. Today, Skype announced that it will allow users to make calls over the platform without requiring an app or sign up. This is big news given that Skype has never allowed video calls without an account or an app.
What’s even better is that Skype now allows you to set up a video conference with just a couple of clicks. You will then be provided a link that you can share with your friends and family to quickly start a video conference.
One caveat here is that if users don’t have an account, they will need to enter a nickname. If you’re an app user and have an account already, all you have to do is click on the Meet Now button within the app to set up a similar video conferencing link for non-Skype users.
Skype has made multiple improvements to its desktop and mobile apps over the past few years. In 2019, Skype introduced a background blur feature for video calling.
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However, this feature is only available on Windows/macOS versions of Skype as mobile support is currently unavailable. If you’ve always wanted to try Skype but were held back by the requirement to create an account or use the mobile app, this is an excellent way to check it out now. You can get started by hitting the link below. In times when social distancing is the need of the hour, this can be an excellent way to connect with your friends and family.