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Microsoft is trying much to integrate its all products and services to improve the user experience and to also get more dedicated users. Google is doing the same thing and getting kind of success as well. The latest in this from Microsoft is integration of Skype into Outlook.com inbox.

HOW TO : Integrate Skype Video / Audio Calls on Outlook.com Inbox

Microsoft announced that Skype integration will roll out soon to Outlook.com users of UK in this week. But users of USA will have to wait a little longer than the rest of the world. Hopefully , it will be available to all Outlook.com users very soon.

If you are a Skype and Outlook.com user the it is a nice idea to get them both at the same place. So from the next time. you will be able to use the Skype right from your web browser instead of spending time on opening the Skype manually. Have a look on the below instructions to integrate the Skype on your Outlook.com inbox.

HOW TO : Use Skype Video / Audio Calls on Outlook.com Inbox


1. Go to Outlook.com and sign in to your account.

2. If the Skype for Outlook is available on your account, you will get an option to merge your Outlook.com account with your Skype accounts.

3. Once you visit the merging option, it will ask you to sign in with your Skype account. Sign in using your Skype credentials.

4. Now, just download all the necessary browser plugins required to integrate Skype to your Outlook.com inbox.

Keep in mind that this browser plugin is not needed for instant messaging but only for the audio and video calls using Skype on Outlook.com. So, if you just want to use instant messaging of Skype on Outlook.com then, you do not need to download this browser plugin.

You can also download the plugins directly from this page - rendezvous.skype.com/linking.html#plugin-install-page

5. Once all the required browser plug-ins are downloaded and installed, you will be able to see the Skype audio and video calling buttons and your Skype contacts in the IM conversations.

7. Just click on the video or audio calling button to start the Skype video/audio calling from your Outlook.com inbox.

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