Skype web version is the world’s most popular and most widely used application for making video and audio calls. Earlier skype was available as an application on windows and smartphones. One has to download and install a skype application on their PCs or mobiles to make voice or video calls.
Recently skype has launched a web client (also called web. skype) which can be accessed from any web browser. There is no need of installing any software (of course a few browser plugins are required). This article helps you with how to use the skype web version client.
Open any web browser (preferably chrome) and visit the site http://web.skype.com. The page will take you to the login page which looks like the below:
Enter your username and password to login into skype web. If you have not registered yet, then click on create an account button, follow the steps and register for a new account.
After logging into the web. skype, will prompt you to install a plugin. This plugin is required to make audio and video calls. Click on the Get plugin link and install it. If you just want to chat with your friends, then there is no need of installing this plugin.
The web UI of skype looks similar to that of the application. Here is a screenshot of skype web:
Note that skype web is still in the beta stage. So all the features of skype might not work properly. Try web. skype in different browsers and see which one works better.