Skype is, at the user level and for small and medium-sized companies, one of the best tools that we can use to carry out voice calls, video calls and text chat. Skype has become for many a fundamental tool to carry out video calls with family and friends.
This messaging client is the property of Microsoft. What’s more, for many he is the spiritual heir to MSN Messenger. Therefore, it is usual to use it by logging in with a Hotmail, Outlook or other mail providers account. Users add their friends through their email addresses or the Live IDs generated by Microsoft and automatically start talking.
Broadly speaking, Skype is very easy to use . However, what many do not know is that it can be even faster and easier. And it is that this software to make video calls allows us to create chat rooms that we can join simply through a link, without accounts or records of any kind.
Create simple video calls without registration on Skype
Skype allows us to create a single link completely free of charge so that anyone with the link can join the video call . No records and no other requirements, just have the link. The generated links do not expire (so they can be reused at any time) and, in addition, they can be used from any web browser or mobile devices.
In addition, both if we use the Skype app and if we do it through these links, we will be able to enjoy all the advantages and features that this platform offers us:
- Allows you to record the conference for later review.
- It has a background blur function so that nobody can gossip about what is behind us.
- Screen sharing by Skype is also available.
All we have to do is access the following link . From here Skype will allow us to create a private chat room with just one click. Even the host does not have to use a Microsoft account to use these chat rooms. Of course, if we create a chat room as guests, it will be automatically deleted after 24 hours . If we use a Microsoft Account to create it, even if the other participants are invited, the chat room will not have an expiration date.
In a few seconds, Skype will have reserved a chat room for us, which will be inside a URL of this style: https://join.skype.com/xxx999xxx999.
The only thing left for us to do is send this link to all the people we want to join our chat. By accessing the link we can see a window like the following that will allow us to join as guests, and also choose a nickname with which we will be identified in the chat room.
In a few seconds we will be inside the Skype meeting room . By default we will see the text chat through which we can talk to all the other participants. The functions of scheduling a call, sending files and photos and recording audio are also available.
To carry out a video call, all you have to do is click on the ” Start call ” button in the upper right part of the window. Of course, in order to use the micro and the camera we will have to give the browser permission to access these resources. Otherwise, they will neither see us nor hear us.
When we finish, we can close the window or leave the chat room directly.
WhatsApp, Zoom or Skype: how to make video calls?
Skype is not the only program that allows us to make video calls over the Internet. There are many other similar programs that also allow us to create our own simple video calls. Zoom, for example, is one of the latest alternatives designed for this purpose. However, while also allowing users to join video calls via a link, Zoom is actually more focused on the business arena. And, in addition, at least the host must be registered.
WhatsApp is also another platform that allows us to make video calls from our mobiles. However, the quality of this platform leaves a lot to be desired. In addition, these video calls do not work from WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop, so they are only available for mobile phones, no PC.
Given the ease of use of Skype, the truth is that, for personal and home use, and even for small businesses, it is the best alternative we can use. Also, we are going to be able to create chat rooms for up to 50 people simultaneously with HD 1080p quality, what more could you ask for?