Skype is now available for users of Outlook.
Outlook.com users around the world can now use Skype without having to get out of your inbox.
Integrating Skype with Outlook.com is now available worldwide, according to a blog post published Tuesday by a marketing executive of Skype, Karen Tong. The expansion comes after the service was available since last year for users in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, among other countries.
To access integration with Skype from your account Outlook.com, first download and install the necessary plug-in.
After installation is complete, it will ask you to open your account Outlook.com. In Outlook.com, click the icon messaging in the upper right corner. If your Outlook.com accounts and Skype are separated, you can choose to import your Skype contacts to Outlook. Then you can initiate a video conference with any of your Skype contacts of more than one form:
If you would like to Skype with a specific person, please click on the chat button. Write the name of the person in the field that says “Start a new conversation” and click on the video button or voice.
If you are writing to chat with someone and want to make a call or video conference, click the button audio or video Skype.
If you’re reading an email and want to make a Skype with the emissary, pass mouse over photo of that person then click on the button Skype audio or video listed above contact details.
Note that for these options to work the person has to be as a Skype contact Outlook.com.
The latest version of the plug-in also supports video calls in high resolution. And Tong wrote that also repaired a small problem that caused Skype calls continue ringing even after answering.