Innovation is pretty hard and I’m sure we’ve all heard the cliche there’s nothing new under the sun. Skype’s latest feature takes a page out of Zoom’s book – allowing users to generate a conference link that other people (even those without skype accounts) to join a conference call.
Meet Now as the feature will be called on Skype will actually offer a slight advantage over Zoom. Zoom meetings expire after 40 minutes if you’re not a paid user. Skype’s Meet Now conference calls will not expire.
The other features on offer for user who decide to use Meet Now include;
- Call recording;
- Ability to blur the background on video calls;
- Screen sharing.
- Scheduled meetings.
To start a free conference call on Skype follow these simple steps;
- Go this page
- Generate a call link by clicking the “create free meeting button”
- Share the link with the people you want to attend the meeting
- Join the call through your link
Skype’s Meet Now works on both; devices that have the Skype app and those that don’t. For those that don’t, you’ll just use a web-interface during the call.
Zoom is currently under pressure due to a number of security vulnerabilities of the app being exposed since the app burst into popularity. This means Skype’s announcement of this feature comes at a great time as those cautious about using Zoom for their video conferencing needs might opt for Skype instead.