Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online, and OneDrive now support plug-in free voice, video, and group video calling in the Microsoft Edge browser. Other browsers will be supported in the future.
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AT&T's support for Enhanced WebRTC could bring a new way of communicating via the Internet. Those using a supported browser will be able to call and text to landline and mobile numbers.
Mozilla are readying a number of changes for Firefox 22, including fully enabled WebRTC, support for HiDPI displays in Windows, and OdinMonkey for gaming, while cookie blocking has been postponed
Mozilla has announced plans to work with AT&T and Ericsson to work on a way for Firefox web browsers to make phone calls without the use of a plugin via the WebRTC standard.
Google has announced users of the beta version of its Chrome web browser can now 'talk" to users of a beta of Mozilla's Firefox browser via the WebRTC standard, challenging Microsoft's own standard.
Microsoft has now released a "working prototype" of a browser-based audio-video chat that uses the company's proposed CU-RTC-Web standard, which is competing with WebRTC.
Microsoft has submitted a proposal for its own version of the WebRTC API, which could be used for a web-based version of Skype. However, there is another version that's championed by Google.
A recent job listing from Microsoft has revealed that the company could use WebRTC for the upcoming web-based version of Skype, which would allow it to be used without plug-in software.