Last month, Skype announced that it will soon be launching group video calling feature on mobile phones and tablets to celebrate 10 years of video calling. Today, the new feature is starting to roll out in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe, and will be available on iPhone, iPad as well as Android phones and tablets. “We plan to be fully available worldwide in March”, says the Skype team.
Soon, everyone will have the freedom to enjoy totally free group get-togethers anytime, anywhere — and with anyone they want.
For the ultimate get together experience, group video calls are in glorious HD quality and optimized specifically for the device you’re using, giving a more natural feel to the call. The person talking is displayed front and center and video is immersive and full screen. Audio is also crystal clear, thanks to our SILK Super Wide Band audio codec in our cloud conferencing stack.
Now that group video calling is available on all platforms, nobody gets left out. Whether you’re on a laptop, desktop, mobile or tablet, everyone can be part of the fun.
Skype has also increased the number of people who can have a video call from 5 to 25. The group video call interface is flexible and lets you choose your preferred view. You can flip between a grid view that makes you feel like you’re in the same room, or you can switch to focus view where Skype automatically focuses on the active speaker. You can also choose to ‘Pin’ participants during the call.
To learn more about Skype’s new group video calling, click here.