Back in November, Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. It's been in limited beta, but that changes now. The company just announced that while it's still in beta, it's now available worldwide. It also includes Chromebook support.
You can go to Skype.com, sign in, and gain access to your contacts and latest conversations, and of course start new ones. Skype said in an update to a blog post:
We’ve been hard at work and are pleased to announce that Skype for Web (Beta) is now available worldwide! Please see below for a list of supported languages. Also, good news for Chromebook and Linux users: you can now access Skype for Web (Beta) for instant messaging.
Visit www.skype.com or web.skype.com to give it a try.
Supported languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, English, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional.
Like I said when they first announced Skype for Web, it's hard to believe this wasn't already a thing until now with Skype having been around as long as it has and Microsoft having owned it for three years.
In November, Microsoft said Skype logs over 2 billion minutes (over 33 million hours) of voice and video calls per month.
Images via Skype