Skype integrates with Slack

Skype on Slack

This combination could work wonders for communications. Microsoft has said it had released a preview version of Skype for team collaborative tool Slack.

The announcement on the official Skype blog said:

If your team uses Slack, a new choice of real-time communication is available beginning today. You can now access the familiar and trusted voice and video calling you’ve grown to depend on with Skype, right from within Slack. Setting up the integration is easy – simply visit the Skype integration for Slack product page, and click on the Add to Slack button to complete the setup.

The update allows Slack teams to initiate voice & video calls through Skype from within Slack threads.

Once the Skype integration has been configured, anyone on the Slack team can start a Skype call from a computer. Just type “/skype” into the chat & when the call is set up, a join link will appear. Whether your team members use Slack on the Web, Windows, Mac, iOS or Android, you’ll receive a Slack notification that a Skype call has started. Whenever you want to start a new call, just type “/skype” into the chat again which will set up a new call for others to join.

To join a Skype call, all you need on the desktop is a Web browser, or you can get the Skype mobile apps to join from your smartphone. Anyone can join as a guest from a computer, or sign in with a Microsoft account or Skype Name.

Image Credit: Skype Blog




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