You can now make free group video calls on Skype

You can now make free group video calls on Skype

Skype has finally made the group video calling feature available on its service for free. Starting today, you can fire up the Skype app on your Windows PC or tablet, Android smartphone, iOS device, or Windows Phone and make group video calls for free.

The much longed-for feature has been available on other services such as Hangouts for a long time now. For the record, Skype too had this feature, though, it wasn’t available for free. A user was previously required to have a subscription to the Skype Premium service, which offered many other features as well. The subscription would cost $8.99 per month, or $4.99 for a day-long pass.

Using Skype group video chat, you can have up to 10 people participate in a session. It is clear that Microsoft wants to make its video calling and instant messaging service more popular and expand the user base. 

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