Microsoft announces Skype integration for Slack, preview now available

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Microsoft Skype is truly a cross platform messaging platform. It is available for various devices and platforms in the form of apps and native integration for communications. Today, Microsoft  releasing a preview version of Skype integration for Slack that lets teams on Slack easily make a Skype voice or video call. Setting up the integration is simple, you need to just visit the Skype integration for Slack product page, and click on the Add to Slack button to complete the setup.

Once the Skype integration has been configured, anyone on the Slack team can start a Skype call from a computer. Just type “/skype” into the chat and when the call is set up, a join link will appear. Whether your team members use Slack on the web, Windows, Mac, iOS or Android, you’ll receive a Slack notification that a Skype call has started, so no one will ever miss a call again. Whenever you want to start a new call, just type “/skype” into the chat again which will set up a new call for others to join.

You can join the Skype call from a web browser, or Skype mobile apps to join from your smartphone. Also, anyone can join as a guest from a computer, or sign in with a Microsoft account or Skype Name. Go to the Skype integration page to learn more.

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