How to Start Skype Conversations Without an Account or App

Nancy Messieh 23-11-2016

Better late than never! Skype has finally introduced a way for anyone to use their service without signing up. And better yet, you can chat with anyone on Skype without downloading any software to your computer. All you need is a browser and the Skype website.


To start a conversation, go to the Skype homepage and click the Start a Conversation button. You will be prompted to enter your name, bearing in mind that this is the name anyone in the conversation will see.

Hit the Start a conversation button again, and the chat window will load. So how do you get other people into the conversation? Skype provides you with a link that you can share with anyone. The link expires after 24 hours, so you won’t be able to keep the conversation going longer than that. Instead, you’ll have to generate a new conversation.

If you close the window before the 24 hours is up and want to return to the chat, be sure to save that unique link that Skype generated.

Skype’s account-free and app-free chat service allows you send text messages, emojis, and attachments. You can also make voice and video calls, but only if you have installed the Chrome extension Skype Calling.

While tt was already possible to make Skype calls from your browser How To Make Skype Calls Via Your Browser If you hate opening up apps you've probably realised that Skype is one of those things you generally forget to open. Well, you can get Skype in your browser. Read More using, this new feature works without the need for any account of any kind. It’s great for people who want to set up a group conversation but don’t all use the same platform.


It’s also a super easy way to get your technophobic friends or family members online without having to figure out how to sign up for or install a program. It will also come in handy for those of you who are working on machines with permissions restrictions. If you are unable to install programs on your computer, this is one way to bypass any restrictions.

What do you think of Skype’s latest feature? Let us know in the comments. 

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