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Microsoft Edge To Feature Skype for Web – No More Plugins

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It’s no uncommon for users to have to deal with the annoying plug-in requirements or the necessary update of the latest version of an app, especially when trying to connect via video.

But not to worry, because you’re in for some really good news. Users will no longer have to use Skype app as a separate program to benefit from the video service they need. Apparently, there are lots of improvements in this video chatting aream and these will change the face of the entire video technology industry.

Ever since 2014, Skype has been working hard to transform the video and calling chats to be obtainable in-browser and make them plug-in free. This will mainly target those who are using the Microsoft Edge with the Windows 10 OS.

Windows 10 Insider Preview is packed with Object RTC API, live audio as well as video won’t be applied to Skype or for those using Outlook and the rest of the WebRTC- services.

As noted by Engadget, for now things are not transparent on whether or not such services will be developed for browsers such as Safari, Chrome and more.

Microsoft was quoted in a report by Windows Central in which the company claimed the following: “We’re thrilled about the exciting scenarios that ORTC APIs enable and we are proud to be one of the first to use these ORTC APIs in the Edge Browser. The ORTC APIs will enable us to develop advanced real-time communications scenarios – like group video calls with participants all on different browsers and operating systems – using features like Simulcast and Scalable Video Coding (SVC), all while preserving the ability to easily interop with existing telephony networks.” The company also continued stating:” We’re thrilled about the exciting scenarios that ORTC APIs enable and we are proud to be one of the first to use these ORTC APIs in the Edge Browser.”