Until now if you want to use Skype for calls or messaging you had to install a version of the Skype app but now Skype are changing with the release of Skype for the Web. The browser based version of Skype works directly from the browser (Chrome, Safari, Firebox and IE) and doesn’t require a Skype client. Skype for Web will work directly from Skype.com and you will be able to install message and call from the browser.

Currently Skype for Web is available for a small number of users and they are gradually rolling it out to more users. Initially you will need a small plug in for it to work but in the future it should be plugin free.

I am looking forward to giving it a try.

Via Skype Blog