Skype Web login 2020 ~ You need to know this first!

For a quick Skype web login page, click here and start enjoying a completely  new way to chat without any need for a desktop app.

NB: Read on for some helpful information.

Skype, one of the most used business collaboration and video conferencing tools now has a web version.

That means you have nothing to download and install. If you have a Skype account or Microsoft account, all you need is go to the Skype Web version or skype chat online login page, enter your login info and you are in. Click here to go to web skype login page.

The first time I tried this on Firefox, I had to download and install the official browser plugin that allows me to make video and audio calls or skype call (including free skype). Once you login, the platform is going to guide you through.

I have not tried it on Internet Explorer though. Your experience may be different if you use that brower or even Google Chrome.

I remember when WhatsApp mobile app chat tool went web too. There was an air of excitement among users. But the difference here is that your mobile phone will have to be kept connected to the Internet for the web version to function.

If you didn’t know about using WhatsApp on your web browser, see the instructions here

Skype Web Version ~ web skype login

skype web version

One of the problems with a desktop application is the fact that you have to always carry the computer in which it’s installed along.

This is a problem and Skype has understood it. (So you don’t need to download the Skype desktop app with this web version)

Again, once your operating system crashes or something bad happens to your machine, after repairs, you’ have to get the installer to get the apps installed again. For licensed products, most often, you’ll have to call the developers to reset the license. This too has always been a serious pain. In a WordPress-based environment, that problem is easily solvable with a plugin like WP Reset that allows you to bulk install all of the plugins and themes to get a complete restore on your site, but unfortunately desktop doesn’t have such an easy fix.

Each time there is an update, you will have to download the changes and install. For people in areas of expensive bandwidth or poor connectivity, this is a factor that affects cost.

But being on the web is easier…

I like it when I’m allowed to use the web option of an application. That means I’m never limited by space. I don’t even worry about what happens when my PC breaks down.

Now, I can run my business online with more ease

I can always access my account anywhere in the world using the same username and password. All I need of course is the Internet connection and a web browser.

I personally think the fact that Skype has gone web will open up for many more users. What do you think?

This is what the new Skype web version looks like and note that it’s still in beta:

skype web version inbox

For those of you who are heavy Skype users, you should test this out to find out if everything you have on the desktop version is available.

With the skype web, you can still access your skype contacts, phone number, make emergency calling, call friends and family. You can use your webcam and even make those free calls.

The web skype allows you to reset your password easily with your email account. You can make free video calls, phone calls, video message, etc.

For quick skype online login page, click here

Three ways to use Microsoft Skype messaging app

So there are now three different ways to use Skype;

  1. Desktop – You have to download and install
  2. Mobile – I use it on your smartphone
  3. Web – This is most accessible to all. Nothing to download and install.

I have tested the web version on both Firefox (Version 47.0) and Chrome (Version 51.0) browsers and found compatibility issue. If you find problems on your own browser, please share in the comment box below.

Also let us know what you think about the new Skype Web Version. Does it make any difference? Are you even a Skype user?

Note however that skype is not a replacement for your telephone though you may have enough skype credit. It’s best for instant message communication with friends, family and business partners.

Use it for conference calls, voice messages, business meeting, group video calling and different online meetings

Skype for business

This is used with Skype for business server, available  Microsoft Office 365. If you want to know more about this, click here

Skype web version Audio and video settings

The web version of Skype App has facilities to help you setup your multimedia elements. It walks you through the configuration of your microphone, speakers and camera.

skype web version

Microsoft Skype Vs Facebook Messenger

These are all wildly used messaging apps. Facebook instant messenger runs within Facebook. You can also install in on your mobile.

For mac and Windows users and any other Os. I use both on my Windows 10 OS and fully enjoy the experience.

Skype web version on Mobile phone

I tried to log into Skype web with my Windows Phone but it didn’t just go. It won’t go on any Android device either.  It’s meant to run on Pc browsers. So chatting on the phone with Skype only works with you installing the mobile app:

Skype web login mobile

Skype web version does not support Firefox

You can’t use the web version of skype on Firefox browser currently. Any other browser apart from Microsoft Edge browser and Chrome browser won’t work as well.

Try it and you will be greeted with the “browser not supported” error message:

skype web browser

As Skype for web is a preview at this moment, Microsoft may unlock access to other browsers like Mozilla Firefox once the final version is released.

Microsoft may be maintaining this lock due to technical limitations or they just simply want to push some browsers ahead.

Go to skype web login here

Some Common questions people ask about Skype

Let me provide some answers to common questions people often ask about Skype Chat App

Q: How do I retrieve Skype password?

A: Retrieving your Skype password is easy. First, you’ll have to have a Microsoft Account at live.com to be able to use Skype.

Go to skype web login page and click “Forgot username”.

how to retrieve skype password

You’ll need an email or phone number that’s associated with your Microsoft account. Follow screen instructions and retrieve or create a new password.

Q: How do I access Skype on the Web?

A: Simply go to skype web login by clicking here. You’ll need your Microsoft account parameters to continue.

Q: How do I log into Skype?

A: If you want to log into Skype web, you will need to access the web version on your browser or simply click here to locate the login page.

If you still want to continue with the desktop version, go and skype.

Q: How do I access Skype for Business Online?

A: Skype for business is available online here

Q: How do I log into skype web?

A: You simply should open this link in your web browser. Use Google Chrome for best user experience.

Q: Can you video call on Skype Web?

A: Skype for Web and Skype for Outlook.com have free voice and video chats for groups and individuals.

Q: Is Skype online free?

A: Very quickly, YES. Skype for web or skype online is free. All you need is your traditional skype account. Skype does not cost money.

Q: Can we share screen on Web Skype?

A: At the moment, there is no screen sharing available for skype for web. You need to install the App on your PC for it to function

Enstine Muki

Blogging Coach, Certified Cryptocurrency Expert and Serial Entrepreneur


Hi Einstein Muki, Now days skype having lots of problem, its keep loading and can’t get into my account, i have no idea is this my personal problem or it’s happening with other people’s also


Hi Enstine Muki, recently i am tried to long my skype account via online but it’s keep loading, i couldn’t found any solution for this

David Smith

Hello Enstine Muki,
Informative stuff. I like your way of in-depth explanation and very useful information. Thanks

al maruf

skype is most popular social contact media.its good idea about skype .

Mohammed Jasim

HI enstine,
great sharing

actually i was not that fond of using Skype, i though that it is a backdated social media site. But after reading your’s blog my though has change, Right now I’ve used Skype on both Mac and PC. I find it works better on my PC…no glitches.
Awesome Sharing
I really loved the content.
keep writing will be following you..


HI enstine,

Awesome Sharing.
I really loved the content.Great article. Thanks for explaining everything step by step.
Great blog…!!! I have worthy information from your post and Thank you for sharing with us. Keep doing…

Rejul S

Hey enstine,

I cam across this post in the SERP results. Such an awesome post, I was always a fan of the app version of the skype. I guess the web version is better.


Michael Fisher

Hi Enstine, This is my first time on your blog. I read quite a number of posts in a row and I must say I enjoyed it. Well, you might be thinking then why I am commenting particularly on this one.

I have been Skype user for at least 3 years now. I like to keep all my work oriented contacts on Skype.
I tried to swift to slack and asked my team to install slack on their machines and guess what? We weren’t at all enjoying it. I am not saying that it is bad but Skype was something that we were missing so now we are back on Skype.

Skype is really good messenger app and although I like to use Skype app on my Mac, some of my team members do use web version of it.


Awesome Sharing.
I have no idea about Skype Web Version.
Thanks for introducing with this portable version.
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Arnab Mohapatra

Have not been using Skype for a long time, now they release a version online that is so great.

And Skype allow people to save space on their computer and use them on the web, perfect.

Timothy L. McWhirter

Hello Enstine,

That is top notch! I take advantage of Skype and have downloaded to my laptop. But, the net version appears high-quality! I hate downloading pointless matters so I may also just start the usage of the web alone. Thanks for sharing this with us!


Great feature
Sometimes i use my friends lappy when mine one is not available.Now i don’t need to install Skype on my friend’s lappy to make calls.


whenever sometimes my skype download version was struck then i use skype webversion which is a very good option for skype users because sometimes we have something urgent to communicate and when downloaded version got stuck then skype web version is good alternative for this.

Peter Beckenham

Hi Enstine,
I always amazed with the range of new apps and software you provide to your readers.

As someone who is located in a remote geographical part of the world I’m a big user of Skype and looking forward to checking out this web version.

I followed the link you so kindly provided and it looks like I don’t have any compatability problems with my Chrome browser.

This is an awesome addition to my communication capacities so I’m most grateful to you for sharing this opportunity.

Always a pleasure to visit your place Enstine.

Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

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Skype is good software for talking or video call system to system. i always used skype calling. my all office friends in skype. Skype new version to much good. nice one. i like this. good. thank you for sharing skype information.

Bren Pace

Hi Enstine,

This is great! I use Skype and have downloaded to my pc. However, the web version seems awesome! I hate downloading unnecessary things so I may just start using the web alone. Thanks for sharing this with us!


Donna Merrill

Hi Enstine,

I’ve used Skype on both Mac and PC. I find it works better on my PC…no glitches! But I haven’t tried it on my phone. Hmmm now that would be awesome so I wouldn’t have to carry around my laptop.

I do find there are updates so many times using Skype but so far so good..I haven’t crashed yet lol.

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Lh Louis

Haven’t been using skype for a long time and now they release a version on the web that is so great.

And Skype literally allow people to save space on their computer and just use them on the web, perfect.


I prefered using the Skype app instead of the web version.

Thanks for sharing how to use Skype web version, it is helpful for those that want to use the web version.
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Tim Jacobs

Well, since I have Skype already installed on my phone and computer, I think I will continue to use those. However, with Messenger and Whatsapp, these days I hardly use Skype. It just exists you know!

    Enstine Muki

    Hi Tim,
    Good to see you here and thanks for taking time to drop a comment.
    Yeah the chat industry is getting competitive but Skype stands out in many cases. I like that you are able to Skype out or even share live screens.

    Well, I’m not a power user of any of these though 😉

    thanks for showing up and do have a wonderful week Tim
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Ogunrinola Adam Hiidee

Thanks for sharing this Enstine, Just got my skype conencted through my browser. My id is hiidee9ja lets hook up.
Best Regards,
Hadharm Hiidee.


Thanks Enstine Muki for sharing this post, I learn that how can i use the skype. Your post is very useful and helpful for me.

Joy Healey

Hi Enstine,

Your post about Skype solves a bit of a mystery foe me! I hardly ever use Skype but I had occasion to the other day and suddenly found myself on their web site and didn’t know what was going on.

I was in a bit of a hurry, so I just shut it down, but now I know it’s official I’ll pursue getting it started again as I have another Skype call to make soon and the web version would be far preferable.

Thanks for explaining what was going on 🙂

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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Joy,
    I’m glad this post has cleared some doubts
    A few days ago, I bought a new laptop and while I visited Skype.com to download the desktop version, I found the web version and that got me hooked.

    So I decided to share it with my readers and I see it’s really being useful.

    Thanks for being part of it and do have a wonderful week
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Davinder Bisht

Quite cool web version but this is launched few months back i used many times because of same computer issues as you described above nice informative post Enstine 🙂

Tola Korede

Thanks for sharing this useful post.

I just created an account there and sent you message.

This is good news indeed and also Skype has gone web will open up for many more users.



it was difficult for me at the start but i installed their software in the computer now i can use it easily, i will use this method to run skype in office without installation.
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Saurav Kumar Nayak

Hi Enstine,
I have learnt a new feature of Skype by reading your post.
Surely Skype is the best tool to make Video calls, audio calls and instant messaging. Skype helps to connect people who are mile away.
We all know these features of Skype that’s why it is most used tool for video calling. Apart from video calling it has numerous features like Group Calling, Multiple Chat windows and screen sharing.
These are the features which all know. But it also includes features like Editing recent sent message, hiding typing status, customising name to your contact, backup of chat history and transferring contact from one account to another.
I was overwhelmed to know that it has Web version too. The installed version of this tool in Desktop make it complicated to use.
Through this feature we will able to use it any place.

Thanks for wonderful information.
With regards,
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    Enstine Muki

    wow! You are really a Skype power user Saurav.
    You have to find out if the web version too has all the features.

    And if that’s the case, it would be very powerful 😉

Tola Korede


Yes, this is good news indeed and also Skype gone web will open up for many more users.

I try out now.

Thanks for sharing.


Yogesh Shinde

Hey Enstine,

I tried Skype on web when it was in beta phase, that time I couldn’t login. I think they have launched it now, many services like FB messenger and Whatsapp also have web version.

Thanks for sharing.

    Enstine Muki

    Yeah they know the web is the future.
    Try it now let’s see. I think the issue has been resolved


Hi, I am Using Skype on My Laptop, but I don’t have any knowledge about Web browser to use Skype, After Read Your Article, I have learned something new. Thanks A Lot for shared.
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Muhammad Tabish

Wow, Thanks For The Post 🙂 It’s good news. Keep Sharing brother I like It
Love You 🙂 amazing feature of Skype
have aNice Day Ahead,
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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Tabish,
    Thanks for fueling me the more. That’s for being loyal 😉

    Hope you are having a wonderful day

Muhammad Mairaj

Hi Ensitne,

Thanks for sharing with us another amazing feature of Skype. In fact I was not aware about the web version of Skype.

Keep sharing 🙂



Arpit Roy

Hi Enstine,

This is certainly a good option. Handy for people who don’t want to install the desktop client. The web version is actually the best of both worlds (mobile and PC).

I use the desktop client for Windows, but would try this out to get the look and feel. Thanks for sharing!

    Enstine Muki

    Hey Roy,
    I’m also loving it 😉
    Thanks for sharing your comment and good luck bro

Chery Schmidt

Hey Enstine! I use Skype pretty much on a daily basis, Yeppers I love Skype! It is such an Awesome Free Tool HUH?
Great share my friend..
Have Yourself A Wonderful 4th Of July Weekend..
Chery :))

Ibrahim D.

Another solid post Enstine, didn’t know this
I love it on Chrome because i can correct my spelling now using Chrome’s spell check.
Am just thinking now how to use this for webinars.

Francis Quarshie

Hi Enstine,

It’s good news.

Skype is my favourite means of communication. And I enjoy it’s mobile version than any other.

Looks like, you’re saying, the web version has much more advantages.

Reachable everywhere.

Thanks for letting us know bro.


Philip Verghese Ariel

Hi Enstine
Yet another wonderful and useful news!
Though I use Skype often I never knew about this new feature.
Thanks for explaining it in this post may you have a great week ahead.

    Enstine Muki

    Hey brother,
    I’m glad this post has been useful. Good luck to you and do have a wonderful week

Efoghor Joseph

Enstine, thanks for this timely post. I use Skype a lot; but sometimes, there are issues with loading the application, and having to switch between your browser and the tool. But with this web-based version, I want to believe that the issue of speed won’t arise.

I have not used the web version before, but I hope to visit the site immediately and try it out to see what prospects it offers.

Thanks once again for this post. Do have a lovely day.
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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Joe,
    Thanks for showing up. I’m sure you are going to like the web experience.
    I don’t think I’m ever going to install the desktop version again except the web is taken down.

    Have a wonderful week bro

Srimanta Ghosh

Hello Enstine Sir,

Thanks a lot for this information to use Skype in web browsers. I was unaware of this feature of skype. It will be easier to use skype in anywhere I go.

Please keep sharing such kind of good stuff.
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    Enstine Muki

    Thanks for the comment. Hope it really helps and good luck bro 😉


I always had trouble with the browser version of Skype but perhaps its more stable now. I hope so anyway, because Skype is a great online business resource for me.
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Naveen Kumar

Hi Enstine Sir

I am using Skype from last 2 years, Thanks for Introducing new Feature of Skype

Anyway, I have bookmarked this useful post for future reference.

Naveen Kumar

Hi Sir,
Thanks for another great post.
Skype is much professional than other messaging apps and I am a big fond of it. I use it more than whatsapp.
But I was not aware about its web version. Thanks a lot for sharing this with me.


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