If you are working from home, it’s now easier to connect to others by using Skype. You don’t need to have a copy of Skype installed either! Here are two ways to Skype with non-Skype users:
1. If you have Skype, but the person you want to invite doesn’t:
If you have Skype installed, you can ask anyone with or without a copy of Skype to join your Skype meeting by using the new Meet Now feature. Meet Now allows you to Skype with non-Skype users. You invite them from Skype, but they don’t need to have Skype themselves – they use their web browser. Here’s how to use Meet Now.
How to use Meet Now:
- Make sure you are using the latest version of Skype.
- Within Skype, press Meet Now, to get a meeting/invite link.
- Copy the link to your meeting by clicking on the Copy Link button.
- And people (if necessary) via the Add people button.
- Share your invite link (via Skype or email) to someone who does or doesn’t use Skype.
- Start the call, and wait for the other person (or people) to join the meeting via their web browser.
Meet Now works in supported web browsers. When testing Skype Meet Now for this page, the Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers worked fine.
2. If you don’t have access to a copy of Skype:
If you or your friends don’t have Skype installed, you can still easily Skype together using the online Skype service. Here’s how:
- Go to Microsoft’s free conference call page – `Easy video meetings with no sign-ups or downloads.’
- Click on the Create a free meeting button.
- Copy the conference call link, or share it via email.
- To start hosting the meeting, click Start call.
- Click, Join as guest.
- Enter your name and click Join.
- Click Start call.
- Switch on your video and audio if required.
- Click on Start call.
Do you use Skype?
Are you a Skype user? Do you prefer a different app for video conferencing? Let us know in the comments.
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