Try Skype without a Skype account

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    We’ve made it effortless to give Skype a try – you don’t need an account and you don’t need to download anything. You can chat, make voice or video calls, even share photos, and emoticons with your friends. This isn't a replacement for joining Skype since conversations can't be saved, but it's a great way to try it out.

    To instantly start an IM, voice or video conversation with your friends as a Skype guest:
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    1. Select the Join Link from your friends. If you have Skype, it will be launched automatically. If you don't, you can join as a guest on Skype for Web on your desktop.
    2. Select Join as guest. Keep in mind, your guest conversation will only last for 24 hours.

    The great news is, it only takes a couple minutes to sign up for a Skype account. Then you can keep the conversations for as long as you want. And there is so much more you can do with Skype when you have an account. 

    To enjoy the best that Skype offers, download the app. And if you don’t want to download the Skype app, try using Skype for Web from any supported web browser.

    To try Skype without downloading or signing up, you will need an internet connection. Learn more about Skype system requirements.