Since people have been pushed out of offices and schools to prevent coronaviruses from spreading, more video calls are being made. A large part of the operation, however, has been taken at Zoom, and not Skype, the products of Microsoft that have been central to online voice and video chats long before the use of smartphones.
That’s mostly because Zoom has made sharing meetings and the necessary software so easy perhaps too easy, with some security and privacy compromises but Skype is finally ready to fight back with “Meet Now.”
With Meet Now, hosts can create and share a free meeting with just three clicks, according to the company. Even the host doesn’t need to have Skype installed you can start the process from its website right here and then invite people either using a simple link or the share button. If the person you’re inviting has Skype installed then it will open the app directly to the call, and if not then it will open the web client that works in Chrome or Edge.
Zoom has already made some changes and pledged more to address its issues we’ll see if this setup helps Skype claw back any users who’ve already gotten used to using competitor’s software for their meetings.