Skype announced today that it will offer “conversation ads” for its many customers. These ads will appear during audio calls next to the image of the contact being called. If you have a Skype credit or subscription, these ads won’t appear (for now). If you have a free account and use Skype for Windows, you’ll see advertisements. It is likely the conversation ads will start to appear on other platforms, too.
There are many small businesses and maker companies that have come to rely on Skype and its platform.