Both Fleep and Skype have an enormous advantage over chat systems designed as "walled gardens" (e.g., HipChat, Slack)—a global user directory.
In the same way you can add any Skype user to any Skype group, you can easily invite anyone who uses Fleep into any room on Fleep.
This architecture choice isn't surprising, since before founding Fleep, its authors spent many years building Skype.
Fleep also has the advantage of being very good at working with email, opening Fleep not only to the global Fleep network, but to the global email network (i.e. the entire world).
Ironically, given its founding history, Fleep cannot tap into the Skype network—the two are separated by the unyielding force of incompatible protocols, which seems the be the mot du jour these jours.
Now, when I say "cannot", what I mean is not for free. If you buy a Sameroom subscription, you totally can.
(Make sure you've got a Fleep room you want to bridge with a Skype conversation ready to go—create a new one if necessary)
- Step 1: Add you Fleep and Skype accounts to Sameroom*;
- Step 2: From the Open-A-Tube page, choose your Fleep room for Side A and Skype conversation or group for Side B.
Once this is done, you can configure posting options, to control how your messages look in both systems.