Microsoft has announced a new feature for Skype that will allow people to connect with others without the need of creating an account or download the app.
Skype is one of the most-popular video/voice call service providers. Users can even exchange text, images and more via Skype. Previously, an account was needed to use Skype; however, the company has made it easier for non-subscribers to remain connected via its service.
"We're excited to announce that we've made it easier than ever for you to connect with anyone on Skype, without needing to register or even download it. By joining Skype as a Guest, you can quickly chat, voice or video call without any hassle," says Skype.
The company said that the new feature is ideal for people who are new to the service and want to quickly chat with friends or family for free.
How To Use Skype Without An Account
Users should visit www.Skype.com, tap on 'Start a conversation' and then add a name.
Skype will then provide a unique conversation link.
Users will have to share this link to people whom they want to chat, make voice / video calls with. This link can also be shared either to individuals or to groups via social networking websites or email.
The receiver of the link will have to tap on it to start a conversation.
Microsoft notes that the free feature is available only for 24 hours. Users will have to sign up for a free Skype account if they wish to continue using the service and return to the conversation.
Microsoft has been introducing new features to Skype to keep users interested in the service. In November 2015, the company announced that Android users could save video chats.
"Sometimes the most precious memories are the everyday moments. And at Skype, we want to help people come together so they can share experiences wherever they are. Today, we're excited to launch Skype 6.11 for Android, which brings new features that will help you share and keep those moments that matter," says Skype.
In January this year, Skype announced group video calling for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
Skype is available over a number of platforms and the service is accessed by millions of people worldwide. The latest move from the company is likely to expand the customer base in the near term.
Check out the video demonstration of how the new Skype feature works.