How to make a Skype video call without a Skype account
The popular Microsoft-owned tool adapts to the needs to compete against Zoom and Houseparty, which have grown in use during the coronavirus pandemic. During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has caused the isolation of millions of people around the world, video calls have been triggered, both to maintain virtual meetings in telecommuting or to maintain personal relationships. In this context, services such as Zoom or Houseparty have grown at a beastly rate, displacing Microsoft-owned Skype and the pioneering tool in this environment in the background.
The popular tool, widely used in work environments, can even be used without having to register and without having to install the software on the computer. It is something unknown to many people who are often ignored by the need – wrong – to download it to their computers. Gross mistake.
“We have made it effortless to use Skype,” the company explains in a statement. To do this, you don’t need an account and you don’t need to download anything. That is, it is not even necessary to be registered. You can chat, make calls or video calls and even share photos and smileys with your friends. But you have a problem: conversations cannot be saved. Yes, you can blur the background to improve the image, although it does not have the possibility of changing it for a virtual one like its rival Zoom. Except for this limitation, users can easily communicate. The question is: how?
The first thing is to enter a specific link (1) and follow the next steps. A link to the meeting must be generated and sent to the interlocutors. This link does not expire, that is, it can be reused as many times as you want. And backward. That is if you receive the specific address of a friend you can enter from the computer and communicate easily from the web version. Currently compatible with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browsers, the two most widely used in the world.
Steps to follow
1.- Select the link to join your friends. If you have Skype, it will start automatically. If you don’t have it, you can join as a guest on Skype for Internet on your desktop.
2.- Select to join as a guest. Keep in mind that your guest conversation will only last 24 hours.