This is a welcome change for Skype which allows users to join a Skype conversation by clicking on a URL. The conversation is not limited to messaging only but you can also join audio and video calls without installing Skype on your device.
As of now the update is available for Skype for Mac, Skype for Windows and Skype for Web in US and UK. However, it will be rolled out to rest of the world in coming few weeks.
Users who are running Skype for Mac, Skype for Windows and Skype for Web can click on “+New” from their app and share the unique link via email, Facebook, WhatsApp or whatsoever you want to use. The recipient of the unique link can join the conversation by clicking on the link. The invited guest can provide her or his name and start the conversation. Please note that no Skype account is required. The guest does not need to have Skype app installed on their device to get started. This functionality is really handy! You can check out the video to see the feature in action.
Skype also released an update for Mojis and some video clips based on TV and movies. The new update covers some cool new features and tabs for you to discover. Let me know how your first Skype conversation went with this new feature in comments section.
Skype Blog: A New Way To Start a Skype Conversation