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Now you can use Skype without creating an account

Microsoft has announced a new feature that makes it easier for users to use Skype. According to the company, users can now connect with anyone on Skype, without needing to register or even downloading it.

“By joining Skype as a Guest, you can quickly chat, voice or video call without any hassle,” the company said in a blog post.

Wondering how to go about it? Here’s how the company explains it in the blog: “To get started, go to Skype.com, tap start a conversation and add your name. You will then be provided with a unique conversation link. You can share this link with your contacts—either individually or as a group—via email or via your social networks.” On clicking on the link, you will be able to join your conversation immediately. You can also join as a Guest if you are using Skype for Web.

Even as ‘Guest’, users can enjoy most of Skype’s free features, including one-to-one and group instant messaging, voice and video calls, screen sharing and file sharing.

While using Skype as a Guest, users’ conversation will last for one day (24 hours to be precise). In case, you want to return to the conversation, call a landline, mobile or translate a conversation in real-time with Skype Translator. For this, one will need to sign up for Skype account.

Microsoft also recently rolled out a new update for the Linux flavor of its Skype client. According to the company’s changelog, it’s a minor update and largely includes bug and performance fixing.

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