Skype for Web drops support for ChromeOS and Linux

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Skype released a brand-new version for Skype for web that enables the users to make Skype calls directly from their browsers. The twist in the story is that the web application has dropped support for Linux and Chrome OS.

Last year Skype for web has introduced some new and exciting features such as Skype-to-Skype call recording, high-definition video calling, and a notifications panel.

Furthermore, it allows the users to search for any specific message with in the a conversation. In this way you can save a lot of time and effort that is required to scroll through all of your chat history.

Skype for Web offers all the features that you will currently find in the desktop application. It even has the same look and feel, and you can perform all these activities using the latest version:

  • Access the Skype profile
  • Update the activity status
  • Get a Skype number
  • Add credit
  • Access Settings

Limitations for some users

Back in 2015, when Skype was experimenting with its Web version it was supporting the Linux and Chrome OS. It was available for both the platforms after its launch on the two big platforms macOS and Windows.

It looks like the web application was found to be stable enough on macOS and Windows so it dropped the support for the other two smaller platforms.

Users running MacOS 10.12 or higher and Windows operating system along with Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome can only enjoy the latest features.

It’s clear that, if you are using a Linux system or a Chromebook, you won’t be able to access the new version of Skype for Web.

Moreover, the tool does not support the Firefox browser and mobile devices. It clearly means that you might have to face “Browser not supported” message if you are using any unsupported browser.

Most of the loyal Skype users found that to be annoying. They still had to use the desktop application because of the limitations.

It’s still unclear that when the web application will be launched for the unsupported platform. But users still hope that will happen soon.



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