Microsoft is looking forward to include Skype support in Microsoft Edge browser without the need of installing any additional plugin by the end of this year.
The year 2015 is very important for Windows users. Windows 10 has started attracting users from older versions of Windows OS to upgrade to Windows 10.
Not only Windows users but it has made Mac OS fans to change their minds about the selection of operating system depending on their preferences. No doubt Win10 has not only attained its goals, but also enhanced the charm and power without scarfing the user friendliness at the same time.
For a couple of few years, the company has started acquiring power toys which were built by others but they were unable to maintain their products. Two of those names are Nokia and Skype.
Skype has been one of the most popular real-time text, audio and video chat messenger for years. Though the rise of several rivals have damaged its ranking, Skype is still one of the best voice and video messengers, especially when talking about the quality.
Problems with Skype before Edge Browser
The main issues users complain about Skype are:
- Difficult to download and install
- Hungry for system memory
- Eats up bandwidth even if not in active use
Difficult to download and install
One of the biggest and foremost problem Skype users use to face is difficult process of downloading and installation.
Downloading takes several minutes and if it fails during installation, the whole process needs to be started again. Though offline installer is offered to overcome this teasing situation, users are not satisfied with it.
Hungry for system memory
Not worth mentioning, Skype is notorious for eating up system physical memory (aka RAM). Whenever you launch this messenger, it captures a big part of system memory resulting in low memory for other programs. It eventually results in system crashes and loss of data.
Easts up Bandwidth
Yeah, it’s the most horrible problem with some people that when they launch Skype, no sufficient memory is left for browsing and downloading.
It might be thought a price you have to pay for the best quality that Skype offers. Yet it should not be an issue to this extent, if not at all.
Skype and Edge will make a Perfect Recipe
Microsoft has no option to keep Skype alive other than revamp it and make it lighter as well as easier to use. The most suitable solution would definitely what’s Microsoft has thought. Integrating Skype into browser; not any browser but its own browser. It means hunting two birds in a single shot! The company should be admired in some way for such strategies.
When will it happen?
The following statement describes it all.
Starting later this year, Skype users will be able to make voice and video calls without needing to install a plug-in on Microsoft Edge and we are working on bringing the same seamless experience to Skype for Business.
We’re thrilled about the exciting scenarios that ORTC APIs enable and we are proud to be one of the first to use these ORTC APIs in the Edge Browser. The ORTC APIs will enable us to develop advanced real-time communications scenarios – like group video calls with participants all on different browsers and operating systems – using features like Simulcast and Scalable Video Coding (SVC), all while preserving the ability to easily interop with existing telephony networks.
Now it’s obvious that it’s going to happen somewhere near in future. Let’s hope for a better future of Skype.