Skype, the most popular video calling website from the software giant Microsoft requires an account to use the service.
But recently the popular video calling service has introduced a new feature using which the users can now video call with their friends and family even if they don’t have an account. This comes as an extension to the feature added by the company in 2015 October where the users are given the choice of adding non-Skype users to their conversations.
Using this feature, you will be considered as a guest. All the guest conversations are done with the unique link which one can share with their friends or family to whom he/she wants to talk over the video calling service. The link lasts for 24 hours and allows a text chat for about 300 people and 35 people over a voice or video call.
Screen and file sharing are the basic account features that can be accessed by guest users.
Getting started with Skype:
This is the webpage that one needs to go through to start up the process of accessing account free Skype.
- You will find an option called start the conversation, just click on it.
- Enter a name for the conversation and it will prepare a screen for the conversation.
- On the left side of the screen, you will find the copy the link option. After copying, you will send that link through various means like messaging, email, Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp many others to the people whom you would like to chat with over the service.
PC users will be directed to open that link using the Skype app, or they can even choose to join the conversation using the web as a guest. Mobile users can join the conversation using the mobile app.
Get started with Skype without an account.