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Last year, Microsoft Corp. launched a Web version of Skype, which lets you get straight to your Skype conversations from any computer without the need of installing the application or just prefer using a Web version instead of a downloaded application.

“We’ve updated Skype for Web so you can now save money on your phone calls to mobile phones and landlines. All you need is a little Skype credit or a subscription to start making affordable international calls from Skype. Once you’ve signed in to Skype for Web, simply click on the call phones tab, select your destination, dial the number you’d like to call and then hit the call button,” Skype writes in a blog post.

You can now save money on your phone calls to mobile phones and landlines.
You can now save money on your phone calls to mobile phones and landlines.

With its new updates, the company has improved the way URL’s show up in Skype for web. Additionally, if someone sent you a YouTube link, it’ll instantly play directly in your Skype chat, plus, you get all the same volume and full screen controls you get in YouTube, thus, you won’t have to open a new browser window to watch the video.

One other most exciting feature, is a new way to add people to a conversation, regardless of the fact that they’re not on Skype. You can create a chat with anyone by pressing +New and then Share conversation.

You can create a chat with anyone by pressing +New and then Share conversation.
You can create a chat with anyone by pressing +New and then Share conversation.

“We’ll then give you a unique conversation URL that you can share however you want. And, anyone that clicks the URL can join your chat, it’s perfect for inviting people to your chat if they’re not currently a Skype contact.” The company wrote in a blog post.

Finally, the company has then added a new notifications feature which will show up even if you’re in another browser tab or another app, as long as you’re signed into Skype for Web. “So that you’ll never miss an important IM, call or a friend sending you a picture of their new kitten.”

“We’re really excited to bring you all these new features and developing Skype for Web to be a fantastic Skype experience.”

Try Skype for Web now—web.skype.com.