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By Owen Weldon     Nov 15, 2016 in Technology
Using Skype is going to be easier because you don't need a full account. Microsoft is now allowing people to use Skype's audio and video call features without an account.
What you do is go to Skype.com and press on the 'start a conversation' link. You'll then add your name and then you'll be given a link. That link can be shared with anyone via email or social media. When someone clicks on the link, they can join the conversation as a guest, if they'r using Skype for Web.
You can invite up to 300 people to chat and up to 25 people on video call or voice chat. However, if you use Skype as a guest, then the conversation will last for 24 hours. If you want to access certain features, such as Skype Translator, then you'll have to create a regular Skype account.
There is another limitation. After a user has left the chat they won't be able to go back and the history isn't saved. This means you'll have to create a new chat room every time you want to start a new conversation.
Many of Skype's competitors are or will be be offering instant messaging apps that allow users to make voice and video calls. This includes Whatsapp, which is starting to roll out video calling support.
Microsoft said there are millions of people who visit Skype.com, and they usually only want to do one thing, which is to start a conversation with a friend, colleague or loved one as quickly as possible. The company added that sometimes technology can get in the way, especially if someone doesn't have time to open an account in order to use it. This is why they decided to unleash the new feature.
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