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why doesn't firefox support skype?

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I used skype for years to do video calls to a friend in NZ. After Microsoft bought Skype, I started having problems. Now, even though I've updated my Microsoft account, reluctantly, I am unable to skype because it says my browser--Firefox, doesn't support audio and video calling. Why? Do I need to switch to a different browser? Please advise.

I used skype for years to do video calls to a friend in NZ. After Microsoft bought Skype, I started having problems. Now, even though I've updated my Microsoft account, reluctantly, I am unable to skype because it says my browser--Firefox, doesn't support audio and video calling. Why? Do I need to switch to a different browser? Please advise.
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:61.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/61.0

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Pkshadow
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Hi, Firefox does. Microsoft does not make it easy as they own it. and make it hard for Firefox to connect. It as as yo said. Not much can do when it is proprietary software.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/search/?platform=windows&q=Skype

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

Hi, Firefox does. Microsoft does not make it easy as they own it. and make it hard for Firefox to connect. It as as yo said. Not much can do when it is proprietary software. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/search/?platform=windows&q=Skype Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
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the-edmeister
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Try using this extension. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/skype-firefox/
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cor-el
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See also WebRTC chat alternatives. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/hello-status *https://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=webrtc+chat *https://webrtc.org/start/ (see Chat) *https://talky.io/

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