Skype available for Outlook.com users in North America

Months after it started rolling out a preview version of its popular VoIP service for Outlook.com users in the UK; Microsoft has announced that it is now fully


Months after it started rolling out a preview version of its popular VoIP service for Outlook.com users in the UK, Microsoft has announced that it is now fully available for its customers in North America. 

 

With this new ability in place, those in UK, Germany, Brazil, France, Canada and the United States will be able to make Skype video calls from Outlook.com, in addition to the existing ability to connect to Facebook, Skype and Google. 

 Skype available for Outlook.com users in North America

Skype fully available for Outlook.com users in North America

 

 

Dawn Martynuik, Group Product Manager, Outlook.com, begins to explains in a post, "Email is an important and personal tool for most people, but there are moments when you want to be able to speak live or chat face-to-face."

 

Outlook.com users can use Skype with their existing Microsoft account; this way they do not have to create a new one. To make an auto install of Skype in your Outlook.com inbox, you will require a one-time download of a plug-in for your browser. Currently, the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox are supported. You will then be prompted to pair your Skype account with your Outlook one so you can make voice and video calls from your email inbox. This way, you will be able to add all of your Skype contacts to your Outlook.com contacts list for easy access. 

 

For those who do not reside in any of the aforementioned countries, Microsoft has said that it is “still working hard” to make sure that it is available worldwide “in the near future”.


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