Microsoft’s video conferencing app Skype has now added a Meet Now feature on its platform. It is the easiest way to stay connected with your friends and family and also allows video conferences. The video and voice call to the other Skype users are free. At the moment when everyone is working from home and has to stay at home due to the lockdown situation, this app can also save a huge amount of money on phone bills. The new features on the platform allow the users to host a group conversation without having to download the app or sign-ups.
Skype has introduced a new feature called Meet Now that lets you invite Skype as well as non-Skype contacts for a video call. The meeting can be commenced by generating a unique link and sharing it with others to kick off a video or an audio call. The company has introduced this feature to take on its rival Zoom and Houseparty that have gained a lot of popularity amidst the coronavirus crisis.
Meet Now is a free conference call service that allows Skype users as well as non-users to begin a group video call easily which doesn’t require any signup or download. You can generate a free unique link with just one click and share it with the contacts who you want to join a group conversation from anywhere around the world. The shared link will allow the other person to join the meeting even if they have not installed the app on their device. The link will open the Skype web client. Currently supported on Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. According to the company the meetings have no expiration date so you can create your meetings ahead and join anytime. It can also hold your call recordings for up to 30 days and shared media for even longer periods.
Besides this, it also offers some essential features. During the conversations Skype allows you to record a call and save it for later review as well as note-taking for up to 30 days. Before the call begins it blurs the background. You can also share presentations, work materials or designs in your conference call. Collaborate and review your work in the chat.
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