Dallas, Texas 06/09/2015 (Financialstrend) – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has made it possible for people in the US and the UK to make calls straight from their web browsers without having to download Skype client. The development is part of the company’s plans to enhance the accessibility of its voice and communication offering
It is only last year that the company announced plans to roll out Skype for the web. A measure that is expected to reduce the reliance of browser plug-ins. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) hopes that by employing the new technology it will move a step closer to enhancing Real-Time Communications on the Web.
The feature should be of benefit to people who visit Skype website with a view to making calls but don’t want to use the native Skype app. Users in the US and UK can access the service by visiting the site with their log-in credentials. Once in, one should be able to see his or her contact list as well as all the latest chats.
Users in the US and the UK can access the website using their smartphones tablet as long as they have an installed browser. The alternative will be switching to the native desktop app. The latest development is part of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s overhaul plan for Skype app that has seen the addition of new exciting features
By simply clicking the Skype icon on a webmail, one can be able to access all the functionalities synonymous with the native app. The idea behind the recent upgrades is trying to make it easy to locate contacts, make calls and continue with chats
Microsoft is also trying to come up with a plug-in-less version for its web application. By doing so it hopes to do away with the need of having to install a plug-in to be able to make and receive calls. The Skype Translator is also another feature that is expected to make its debut in the Skype for Windows desktop app.
Usage of Skype has soared by more than 300% ever since Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) lifted the requirement of having to sign up to use Skype Translator.