Microsoft rolls out refreshed Skype for Web, Oreo-inspired new Xbox One console revealed, but doesn't support Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera. Microsoft’s popular video conferencing service is finally available for the web. Starting this week, you will be able to use Skype for Web with a handful of new features.
The new Skype for Web experience is now officially live for everyone, dropping the preview tag. The new experience brings a number of enhancements and new features, such as HD video calling, call recording, and more. It is only available on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
The media gallery, a longtime feature of the standalone Skype apps, has also made it to the web. Users can now access it to see every link or piece of media even sent within a conversation, which should make it easier to locate something without having to scroll through stretches upon stretches of text bubbles.
As the official blog notes, Microsoft is also making it easier for IT administrators to distribute the latest version of Skype using the updated MSI distributable of Skype. To use the new features, users will have to ensure that the desktops on which they use Chrome or Edge are running on Windows 10 or MacOS 10.12 Sierra and later.