With usage of the insecure Zoom platform skyrocketing, Microsoft is offering up Skype as a safer and just as free alternative.
And to be clear, no, Microsoft hasn’t added any new features to Skype so that it matches Zoom’s feature-set. It’s simply reminding people that Skype does exist and that it provides most of the same benefits as its less secure competitor.
“Skype provides easy video meetings with no sign-ups or downloads,” a new page on the Skype website explains. “Generate your free unique link with one click, share it with participants and enjoy unlimited meetings with Skype.”
- Your meeting link does not expire and can be used anytime.
- Free conference calls
- No sign ups
- No downloads
- Record your call and save it for later review
- Blur your background before entering the call
- Share your screen whenever necessary
Skype works on the web, on mobile, and on desktop. In fact, you can click a link on that page to start a free Skype meeting right now. Best of all, Skype isn’t riddled with security holes, as is Zoom, which suffers from yet another security issue almost every day, it seems.