Skype Allows for Conferencing Without an Account
In these times of corona, Zoom has quickly grown into an immensely popular video conferencing tool, although that unexpected success also poses quite a few problems.
At competitor Skype, they feel the hot breath of Zoom in the neck, which is why parent company Microsoft has decided to make the service more comfortable to use.
In a nutshell, those who want to join a Skype meeting no longer need an account. From now on, this only applies to the person who organizes the conference.
The new feature can be found in the Meeting section and is in both the Skype app and the web version of the video service (which requires Chrome browser or Microsoft Edge until further notice).
The new function immediately generates a link that the meeting organizer only needs to share with the other participants.
Skype is not the only solution from Microsoft to meet or work together remotely. After all, there is also Teams, which is especially popular these days for educational purposes.