Skype now allows users to participate in text chats, voice calls and video calls with their contacts without signing up for accounts.
With this update, a user can join Skype as a guest and start a conversation by going to Skype’s website, clicking “start a conversation” and typing their name. The site will then generate a unique conversation link that they can share with others.
Conversations created by guest users will last for 24 hours. If a user wants a conversation to last longer, they can sign up for a Skype account.
In addition to participating in text chats, voice calls and video calls, guest users can also access Skype’s screen- and file-sharing features. However, guest users can not use Skype to call landlines and mobile devices, or to translate conversations with Skype Translator.
Readers: Will you use Skype as a guest?