Windows 8.1's Internet Explorer 11 to Feature Click to Call Option

Microsoft is introducing new options in its in-house browser

Windows 8.1 Preview will also pack a testing build of Internet Explorer 11, the next version of its in-house browser that will come with several improvements.

New leaked documents reveal that IE11 will also include what's being called a “Click to Call” option that would allow users to easily dial phone numbers found online straight from the browser.

While it's not yet clear if this feature is based on the Skype Click to Call browser plugin, it appears that it might be turned on by default in Internet Explorer 11.

“Click to Call is a new feature in Internet Explorer 11. If you want to use a specific app to dial phone numbers when you click on them, you can choose the app in Default Programs. What you choose will only apply to your user account and won't affect other user accounts on the PC,” Microsoft explains.

More details will be provided next week, as Windows 8.1 Preview is set to make its public debut on June 26 at the BUILD developer conference in San Francisco.

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