Frequently Asked Questions
What is Skype Online?
Skype Online is a browser-based version of the popular communication platform, Skype. It allows you to make video calls, send instant messages, and share files directly from your web browser without needing to download any software.
This makes it a convenient option for users who:
- Don't have enough storage space on their devices for the full Skype app.
- Use multiple computers and want a consistent communication experience across different devices.
- Need to access Skype occasionally and don't want to commit to a full installation.
With Skype Online, you can:
- Connect with your contacts who are using the web app, mobile app, or desktop app.
- Make voice and video calls with high-quality audio and video.
- Send and receive instant messages with individuals or groups.
- Share files and screenshots easily.
- Join group meetings and presentations virtually.
Skype Online is a free service, accessible on most popular web browsers. It's a great way to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues, without the need for additional software installation.
Who owns skype?
Skype is currently owned by Microsoft, having been acquired in May 2011 for a whopping $8.5 billion.
Previously, Skype had gone through several ownerships:
Founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, Skype was initially an independent company.
In 2005, eBay bought Skype for $2.6 billion, aiming to integrate it with its online marketplace.
Microsoft's acquisition in 2011 marked a new chapter for Skype, as it became part of the tech giant's portfolio of communication tools.
Since then, Microsoft has integrated Skype into its other services, such as Teams and Outlook, making it a more versatile and accessible communication platform.