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Skype finally adds group video calling on mobile

Paul Mallon

Published 13/01/2016 | 09:49

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Skype has been bringing free video calling to its users for ten years and the company is celebrating with a new feature rollout

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Skype is a pretty amazing service, helping to keep people in touch around the world for free with some of the most stable video calling currently available but there are definitely a few holes in the service it provides. Thankfully one of those will soon be patched.

Skype is enabling group video calling on mobile for the first time. It's pretty strange that this feature hasn't been unlocked before now, especially when Skype is noted as the leader in global video communication and up to 25 people can video chat at once on desktop. In the near future, users will be able to access the feature on Android, iOS and Windows 10 mobile.

The rollout is happening as part of a celebration - it's been 10 years since Skype started letting users make free video calls. That's very impressive, especially when you consider how chaotic the internet was back then.

The new functionality isn't quite ready yet, with updates rolling out to these platforms over the next few weeks but you can request access to a trial version on the official Skype site.

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