Microsoft’s new browser EDGE tests Skype Calls with No Plug-Ins


The possibility of making Skype voice and video communications is now going to be possible, as Microsoft is testing the same via its new browser Edge and that too without use of plug-ins associated with its browser with some other conditions. One can even preview these capabilities. However, Skype communications will be function effortlessly as the user do one-to-one calling and group calls when they are being done via EDGE browser revealed Microsoft. They have also confirmed that one-to-one communications will tend to happen between its new browser and other skype clients, like Windows and Mac.
However, the user will have to install the plug-ins if they don’t have the latest version of Skype in their system. As of now, the communications will be enabled only on Microsoft’s Edge with Windows 10 versions 110.0.10586 and higher. This new update will support the voice and video calling without the use of plug-ins via the Edge browser. Client like Skype for Web,, Office Online and OneDrive. Microsoft has been backwards with kind of updates they had been giving to their users. But, they are changing it all now as they have turned all their focus to bring the features across all the browsers. Microsoft aims to achieve its aim to support WebRTC in Skype and Skype Business.

Microsoft aims to provide a flawless calling that will be benefitting their users not only Microsoft Edge but, other browsers as well. They would like to achieve by constantly working towards it by working on audio and video across other browser like Chrome and Firefox that support the H.264 video codec. WebRTC is a specification, which came forward while operating with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It commenced with the Object Real Time Communication (ORTC) specification to send and receive real-time media that was Hookflash’s proposal. Based on WebRTC 1.0 spec specification that results in ORTC APIs has established partnership between Google and Hookflash.

Report by Kurt Mackie in Redmondmag, “It’s quite possible to test all of these capabilities today under definite conditions. It’ll work for those one-to-one calling and group calls if the communication takes place between Edge browsers. It’ll also work between an Edge browser and some Skype clients as we mentioned above, such as Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac, but just for one-to-one calls, per Microsoft’s announcement.” In a report published by the PCWorld, “Microsoft Edge users can now conduct Skype calls and video chats on,, Office Online, and OneDrive without installing any additional software.