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Microsoft Skype for Web Beta now available

Microsoft Skype for Web Beta rolls out
Microsoft Skype for Web
Skype for Web Beta is only available to a limited group of users right now and works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome for Windows.

After more than a decade since it entered the market, Skype is now finally available in a Web browser. Unfortunately, only a small group of users have been invited to test this Web app so far, but more should get their invites in the months to come. 

Microsoft Skype is currently available across multiple platforms and devices, including TVs, computers, mobiles, as well as video game consoles. According to the official blog post, its users now account for over 33 million hours of daily voice and video calls. Skype for Web Beta is available at Skype.com for the following browsers: Internet Explorer 10 and above, Safari 6 and above on Mac OS X, as well as the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome. Chrome on Mac OS is not yet supported.

Skype for Web Beta currently has two problems important enough to be mentioned in the official blog by Microsoft - outgoing video calls "can take longer than normal to ring" and there is an issue with battery life when running on a Mac.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-11-17 (Update: 2014-11-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.