Microsoft have today announced the launch of Skype for Outlook.com, allowing you to message and call anyone from your Skype contacts list within the same screen as your email.

At first the new feature will be available as a preview, launching for users in the UK first and then gradually making its way to the US in the next few weeks, after which time, Microsoft said on their blog that they will be making “Skype calling available to all our Outlook.com customers as we update the experience based on your feedback.”

Check out the quick video introduction below for a first look at the new feature, or head over to Microsoft’s blog post for even more information.

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