Skype would work from now in Microsoft Edge without needing any plugins or other elements.
For about half a year Microsoft is working to make Skype to work in web browser, without needing to download a plugin or anything else. This was announced in 2014 by The Next Web, and it was about the ORTC technology which would is able to transfer video directly through web browser. Microsoft did an important step introducing this technology for video and audio support in their browser.
How to Use Skype in Edge Browser
To be able to open Skype just from your browser, you will need the latest version of Microsoft Edge which is delivered with Windows 10 1511 (build 10586). With Microsoft Edge you will be able to use Skype for 1 to 1 video chat or group video chat.
Microsoft declared that wants to add this feature to other web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox just after these browsers will start to support H.264 video codec at the beginning of this year. In this way Microsoft is continuously upgrading Skype for more and better features.
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Not long ago, Microsoft offered to users the availability to hide their IP addresses in Skype. This would be a standard feature in Skype without needing to enable any feature. Also not long ago Microsoft added on of the best features ever. Finally everyone is able to have group video call on their smartphone.