Last week, Microsoft released an update for the “Skype for Web” client, dropping support for all browsers except Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Microsoft explained in a statement to Venture Beat, that the service requires calling and media technology that is different across all browsers, and they prioritized bringing the service on a customer value basis.
The new update brings HD video calling capabilities, ability to search for messages (similar to WhatsApp), built-in call recording, and a new media browser.
Skype for web initially launched in 2016.
It is unclear if Safari may support Skype for Web in the future, it may be a priority, as Safari is one among the most used desktop browsers.
You can read the full announcement by Microsoft by clicking here.