Skype for launches in the UK today, US to follow soon


Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of Skype is slowly starting to take shape. The next step for integration into Microsoft’s services is here — and now you can make Skype video calls straight from your inbox.

The company officially announced that they are rolling out a preview version of Skype for, starting today with the UK. In the coming weeks, users in the US should get this functionality and the company hopes that in a couple of months, Skype will be available from every inbox.

To get Skype working on your, you’ll need to download a plugin that’s available for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. After that, all that’s left is for you to connect your Skype account to using your Microsoft account. If you’d like slightly more visual instructions on how to use Skype on, Microsoft has conveniently provided this little walkthrough video:

Skype for will be available worldwide this Summer. What do you think of Skype for Let us know in the comments!

[via Skype]

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