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Skype now works without plugins, but only to the Edge

Skype will operate from now on Microsoft Edge without the need for plugins or other items.

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For nearly a year and a half , Microsoft is working to create a version of Skype that works in a browser without requiring any plug-in or download other files.
The announcement made in November 2014, as we remember those from The Next Web, concerned ORTC technology, through which could be transmitted live video on the web.

Yesterday, the Redmond company has made an important step forward by introducing support for video and audio calls from the browser.

For now, however, you’ll need the latest version of Microsoft Edge, which is included with the 1511 version (build 10586) for Windows 10, as Ars Technica website states.

As expected, both conversations with one person and those within a group are available as long as all people using Edge. If a person does not have Windows 10 installed and lack the Edge, or uses the latest version of Skype for OS X is available only calls to a single user.

Microsoft said it wants to introduce portability for Chrome and Firefox, once they will support H.264 video codec. Earlier this year, Microsoft has provided an update that has made Skype service safer than it was before.

Some time ago, the Redmond giant had given users the ability to hide IP address on Skype. Through an update announced in January, however, the address will be hidden in any situation, without the need for individuals to activate this option.

Microsoft also introduced in February and group conversations on the phone, one of the most anticipated features in recent years.


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