The new Skype for Web is live, unless you use Safari, Firefox, Opera…

The Skype update for Microsoft Web is here, which means Chrome and Edge users no longer need to use the service-independent application to access features such as high-definition video calls and call recording. The service has also received a series of interface improvements designed to make it easier to track the content of conversations.

First, there's a new notification panel that lets you see each time someone mentioned or cited you in the same place. Then, there is a new media gallery containing each link or piece of media sent through a text chat, allowing you to quickly find an image that was sent without having to scroll through the rest of the text conversation. There is also a new feature that allows you to search in individual conversations.

the new skype for web is live unless you use safari firefox opera

Trying to access Skype for Web with another browser generates an error message, like the one shown here.
Screenshot by Jon Porter / The Verge

Updated Skype for Web is now available on machines running Windows 10 or MacOS 10.12 Sierra and later versions. However, the new version of the service will only work with Chrome and Microsoft's own Edge browser. Other browsers, such as Firefox, Safari or Opera, are not currently supported.

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