Engadget: Huh, that was fast. Barely one week has passed since Skype announced plans to acquire rival Qik, and now the buyout is complete. Skype celebrated with a blog post announcing the deal and reaffirms that its teams will be "working together... to make our mobile video products even better.
New update lets you have a video call without having a Skype account. You can start a chat through a link and can use it at any time as it does not expire.
With the sudden upswing of video conferencing needs due to working from home, Microsoft has decided to add a new feature to Skype.