Coronavirus, The Best Skype Feature Available To Users
At a time when billions of people around the world have been restricted to homes to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading, the ratio of video calls has increased.
But from this has benefited a lot Video Calling app Zoom and less traffic to Microsoft’s product Skype. However, Skype has been providing audio and video calling facility since smartphones were not introduced.
Zoom has recently gained popularity because it has a sharing meeting feature, while it is very easy to use, in fact somewhat simpler, resulting in greater security flaws. But Skype decided to retaliate with a feature called Mate Now.
According to the company, through this feature, one person can share a free meeting with just 3 clicks and best of all, the host does not even need to install Skype. This can be taken advantage of by having a free conference call on the website, after which people can be invited via a link or share button.
People who are invited will be able to open the call directly in the application if they have Skype installed, if not then it will be possible to be part of the call on the web client in Chrome or on any browser. The feature was confirmed to users via a tweet from Skype.
By the way, this is not a new feature but it is providing more convenience to users by eliminating the need for signup or installation. Microsoft said this week that 4 million people are now using Skype daily, and that number is 70% higher than last month.
According to the company, Skype to Skype calls have increased by 220% while the number of subscribers has increased by over 20 million in the last 6 months. Microsoft Vice President Yusuf Mehdi said staying in touch with his loved ones was never as important as it is now.
He said that with the recent introduction of Skype to feature Mate Now, people have access to video meetings on web browsers, which do not even require other people to sign up or download software.
During the outbreak worldwide, Internet access from millions of people restricted to homes has increased, with most working from home, while some are using it as a way to connect with their loved ones.
In this regard, YouTube has announced that the default resolution of videos worldwide will below and will be followed for a month. A Google spokeswoman said that we would work with governments and network operators around the world to minimize pressure on the Internet in this situation.
Earlier, Netflix also reduced streaming quality in Europe by 25%, while Apple and Amazon did so in Europe. Netflix has done so in several countries, including Pakistan.