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April 15, 2016

Preview plugin-free Skype video calling in Microsoft Edge

Today we’re excited to announce a new plugin-free voice, video, and group video calling experience on Skype for Web,, Office Online, and OneDrive, powered by the ORTC API in Microsoft Edge. You can preview this experience by visiting Skype for Web in Microsoft Edge today on EdgeHTML version 13.10586 or newer, available with Windows 10 version 1511.

Image showing a Skype for Web video call in Microsoft Edge.

Plugin-free calling in Edge is the first step towards an interoperable, standards-based calling experience in Skype and Skype for Business, so that Skype users on any modern platform can communicate without the need for plugins or downloads.

You can read the full announcement and learn more about the new plugin-free Skype experience at the Skype Garage blog: New seamless Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge.

Kyle Pflug, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge