Skype introduces Group Video calling

The most used video calling app Skype has finally started rolling out its much-awaited feature – Group Video calling. This feature is now available on Android, Windows and iOS.skype_windows_phone-1

For now, the feature is available only in Western Europe and North America region but will soon be extended to other regions as well. As announced by the company Group Video calling will be worldwide by the end of this month. Earlier this feature was available only for the users who had opted for Skype Business. This feature is now available for all the non-subscribers too. The full-screen Video calls are available in HD quality to improve the user’s experience. The person making the call is displayed in the front and the center. With the use of company’s native SILK Superwide band Audio codec, the voice is crystal clear Microsoft announced that they worked with Intel to bring out the best.

A screenshot of Skype's group video call

A screenshot of Skype’s group video call

Users can switch between grid view and focus view. What’s interesting? Skype automatically focuses on the active users. You can add users to join the call by sending a link via Whatsapp, Messenger, Twitter, Facebook. It is a significant addition to Skype’s 300 Million users although Hangouts already had this feature. While Hangouts allowed only ten people for the same video call, Skype allows 25 people.

This feature was introduced to mark ten years of Skype’s video calling.

Here’s a video that shows Skype’s Group Video Calling

Source – theverge.com

 

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