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Imo logoSometimes you need to use Skype but the computer you have access to does not has it. Some computers are even intentionally set up in way that makes it impossible to install any programs. If only we could start Skype from a website within the browser. Well, I am happy to let you know that this is possible with the awesome and easy to remember website imo.im.

IMPORTANT!! Currently Imo.im does not support Skype because they have connection problems (or something like that). You can use this site instead: https://plus.im/.

Imo.im lets you sign in with your Skype account and use Skype from the browser for free. This way you don’t need to download and install anything and you can use it from any computer with internet and a browser.

Supported IM networks

When you visit imo.im you will see that you can not only log in with Skype, but also with your account in MSN, ICQ, Google Talk or others. To use Skype click on the Skype icon, fill in your Skype name and password and click Sign In.

Skype login with imo.im

After you sign in look at the right. There is your contact list. One click on any of your contacts will start a chat window. At the top of it there is a call button.

It’s surprising that Skype does not have that kind of feature on its website. Many programs similar to Skype have this in their websites.

When you are done using imo.im don’t forget to Sign Out by clicking the top right icon and then Sign Out.

Sign out from imo.im

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29 responses on this post

  1.  
    Jalin says:
    #1

    A worthy post – quick, easy and useful to me. Thanks.

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    admin says:
    #2

    Thanks Jalin. Glad you like it.

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    George says:
    #3

    Indeed a very useful article, thank you.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #4

    @George
    Thanks for the comment :).

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    Charlie GP says:
    #5

    Thanks Man. Very helpful when I’m using LiveUSB since skype is not available on the USC.

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    Skype is Trash says:
    #6

    I love IMO and it works with a lot of accounts including AOL but if I recall – the video chat only works if the two people connecting are registered on their site ????????

    Why is anyone still using Skype when Yahoo is much better than it. My first problem with it comes from the fact it fails to allow you to remove a user name from the native application after you used it. ( for example … at a internet cafe ) The second fail is that it fails to have access to it via a web browser like mentioned in the above post. A additional fault that it refuses to allow you access to your full profile unless using their program and they deny you the ability to change account information later anytime after you link it to a mailbox including something simple like the user name.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #7

    @Skype is Trash
    Hi. I actually haven’t try the video call feature, I just saw it is there. I tried to try it :D now but I still do not really understand how it works.
    And about Yahoo being better I cannot comment on that because I am not familiar with it. Either way keep in mind that not always the best is the most popular :).
    Regards.

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    Mahesh says:
    #8

    Hey,
    Thanks, Its really a nice post and very informative.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #9

    @Mahesh
    Hi. Glad you like it :)

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  10.  
    Darren says:
    #10

    Thanks! I am using it when I do not have time (or RAM, or permissions) to chat with friends! Thanks a lot!

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #11

    @Darren
    Yep. That is the idea. Thanks for commenting :).

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    MrMister says:
    #12

    I think the Imo site is a great way to use the different messengers, in a browser, but there is one thing I noticed about Imo when I use it for Skype.
    The messages are almost ALWAYS delayed.

    Someone sends me a message and it was sent 10 minutes ago.
    It’s making the conversation really unnatural and we are always losing track on what was said.
    The person I talk to is using the actual Skype program to chat, but I use Imo to talk to them.

    I will have to look at another way to talk to them, other than using Imo, I’m afraid.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #13

    @MrMister
    Hi. It is possible. However, I have heard this happening many times in the Skype client as well. It could be also cause by the internet connection between the two contacts.
    By the way there is one more site like imo -> https://plus.im/
    I haven’t tested it though.
    Thanks for commenting.
    Regards.

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    xseon says:
    #14

    Unfortunately, effective 1-st May Imo no longer supports Skype! :( Microsoft rules!

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #15

    @xseon
    Hi. Yes, at the moment it does not work. I am not sure if this is permanent and what is the reason. For now people can use the site PLUS.IM
    Regards.

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    Skype_Master says:
    #16

    Nice, I can’t get Skype on my normal Kindle Fire not HD so I downloaded IMO after I saw this. Thanks it really… I mean Really helps!

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #17

    @Skype_Master
    Cool. But I assume it is not working at the moment since they can’t connect to the Skype server.

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    rob says:
    #18

    I tried and it kept disconnecting, although I did use it before and it worked, now Skype did something to prevent it from working. Skype is a malicious software that they will only let you use if you allow them to access your computer to steal all your information. After I signed up for Skype I started getting spams in the 10,000 per day range and had to change all my emails and delete them from accessing all my personal information. I would not use Skype unless you relish being used by them by pimping your personal information for profit. That is the true nature of how they really make their money.

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    rob says:
    #19

    I agree with you Skype is trash

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #20

    @rob
    Hi. Probably someone else is sending you the spam. You must have used the email somewhere else as well.

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    Abdul Rehman says:
    #21

    Thanks, very helpful but how can I make video calls from plus.im

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #22

    @Abdul Rehman
    Hi. I don’t know about that. It could be the case that it is not possible.

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    Fabrizio says:
    #23

    Dear Mr Nikolov
    Imo does not seem to provide further access without registering any imo account first. Is it possible to find out an alternative?

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #24

    @Fabrizio
    Hi. Currently I can offer you the site Plus.im. But I am not sure if it will continue to work after this month, I am waiting to see what will happen after the changes they are going to do this month to the API.

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    Maia says:
    #25

    IM+ no longer has the skype option.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #26

    @Maia
    Thanks for the info, but it seems OK now. It has it when I checked and I logged in and all.

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    YoSoY says:
    #27

    The IM Plus site as mentioned by Admin ( Nikolay, that seems to be doing a great job of responding to people and impressed me by attaching the date to the beginning of the post unlike many so called writers ) does show the SKYPE logo on their home page with assumption that means it works or at least at this time. Why are you all using SKYPE anyway with them constantly trailing other messenger service providers that been available for years through a browser. I wonder if they even provide full encryption because I assume Facebook does since they offer an entire protected session, maybe even YAHOO does this now after making their switch to the more secure protocol in February.

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    YoSoY says:
    #28

    After Note :

    I just want to applaud the original post again to providing information that stays true to the WITHOUT INSTALLATION claim described in the beginning because many other sites ( that got no real tech expertise, only reposting information they stole from another page ) are directing people to the Microsoft plug in but that also is a download that can be disabled by administrators.

    Sorry to say that the IM Plus is old by maybe two years now so nothing new here for me but I still comment on details I find if I got a few minutes.

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    Nikolay (Admin of Chat4o) says:
    #29

    @YoSoY
    Hi. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :).

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