16/06/2015 3:15 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

You Can Now Use Skype On The Web Browser


Skype for Web, a browser-based alternative to the messenger app is available worldwide since Monday, adding support for Chromebook and Linux users.

Supported languages include Hindi, according to the announcement on the Skype blog:

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.

The release is still in beta, but you can log into your Skype account and have chat conversations on any browser. Voice and video calls are possible once you download a plugin, and use a compatible web browser. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox.

The app aggregates and lets you respond to all your latest chats no matter what client they are made on, and offers popup desktop notifications upon signing in. Check out the latest beta by logging into

As of March 2015, Skype has over 300 million monthly active users, according to Statista. Skype's competitor WhatsApp, which boasts over a billion downloads on Android, released a web version of their app in January, and rolled out voice calling feature at the end of March.

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