A new, easier way to start a Skype conversation and invite anyone to join

Update: We’ve been hard at work and are pleased to announce that now Skype users worldwide can invite anyone to join a Skype chat by sharing a unique link and anyone can join as a Guest on Skype for Web. Make sure you’re on the latest version of Skype for Windows, Mac or Web, click +New and send your unique URL to anyone, even if they’re not on Skype. 

In the early days, Skype’s goal was to get the whole world talking for free; we wanted people to share more and to say hello to at least one new person every day. Over the years, our goal has remained the same: to break down communication barriers, making it easier for everyone to come together on Skype. Wherever you are, whatever device you have – from computer and mobile, to tablet and TV – Skype just works. Skype makes it easy to get together and chat one to one or in a group, to hear a friendly voice and see eye to eye, all for free.

Today, we’re excited to announce something new – a small change that will make a big difference to how people use Skype every day. We’ve started to roll-out the ability for users to invite anyone to join a Skype chat by sharing a unique link – send it however you want, in an email, on Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger or Twitter.

But best of all, anyone can join the chat as a guest from their computer using Skype for Web and enjoy one to one or group instant messaging, voice and video calls. No Skype account or app download required. Now you can use Skype to chat with anyone and not just the people in your Skype contact list.

You can start, share and join a conversation from Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac, and Skype for Web in the US and UK. Guests can join on Skype for Web. Additionally, if you have a Skype name and Skype downloaded on your mobile, you can join a conversation on Skype for iPhone, iPad and Android. We’ll be rolling out to the rest of the world over the next couple of weeks and bringing the ability to start a conversation and share a link from mobile devices soon. Watch this space for the latest updates.

Skype Invites

Start a brand new conversation with someone new on Skype today. To give it a try, click +New in the latest version of Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac or Skype for Web, then share a unique link with anyone. They just need to click the link to join your conversation. Amazingly simple!

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