Skype with Microsoft Edge

Skype with Microsoft Edge now needs no plugin to call. Microsoft has just announced the support for voice calls and video calls with Skype on Microsoft Edge without the need to install any plugins. Just authenticate and start communicating with your contacts directly from the browser. Now you can simply by going at https://web.skype.com/it/.

Specifically, Skype inside Edge will be powered by the browser’s built-in ORTC API, that comes with EdgeHTML version 13.10586 or newer in Windows 10 version 1511 and up. For those unfamiliar, ORTC stands for Object-Real Time Communication and is drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to enable voice calling, video chat and file sharing across browsers without the need for a plugin. The standard is also supported by most other popular browsers excluding Safari. However, Edge is currently the only browser with the H.264 video codec necessary for browser-based Skype to work.