Skype announces new, easier to use, group chat function – no account required

Today Skype has announced something new – a change that will make a big difference to how you use Skype.

The roll-out has in fact already begun for this new feature which allows you to invite anyone to your all via a link.S

If you are familiar with how Google Hangouts work when inviting participants then this is basically the same function.

You are provided with a link when you start the initial call and you can send that link to anyone via email, messenger, facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, basically any way you can think of that allows you to transfer text.

The recipient only needs to click on said link and they are launched into the call which can have multiple participants.

The extra bonus here is that you don’t in fact have to have Skype on your PC or mobile device, due to the implementation of Skype for Web participants that don’t have a Skype account are directed through that portal instead and are instantly added to the call.

You can start, share and join a conversation from Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac, and Skype for Web in the US and UK. Guests can join on Skype for Web. Additionally, if you have a Skype name and Skype downloaded on your mobile, you can join a conversation on Skype for iPhone, iPad and Android. We’ll be rolling out to the rest of the world over the next couple of weeks and bringing the ability to start a conversation and share a link from mobile devices soon. Watch this space for the latest updates.