Last month, Microsoft announced much improved Outlook.com that features a refined inbox, upgraded calendar and new version of Skype. Today, Skype team announced that they did not want to limit this new Skype experience to the new Outlook.com preview audience, and starting today, they are rolling out the latest version of Skype for all Outlook.com customers.
How it works?
- Clicking on the Skype icon opens the Skype sidebar. From here, you can see which friends are online, view recent conversations and search for people on Skype. If you’re new to Skype, finding contacts is simple – click on the magnifying glass in the sidebar to search for and add contacts directly in Outlook.com.
- Press the call button to make 1:1 voice or video calls. Before your first call, all you need to do is install our browser plug-in.
- Pick up 1:1 conversations or group chats where they left off by clicking on the corresponding bubble on the right. Don’t worry; all of your Skype chat messages are synchronized across all of your devices.
In the coming months, this new version of Skype will be available in every Outlook.com inbox.