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Skype Makes Group Video Chat Free

by Fox Van Allen on April 29, 2014

Skype Xbox One video chatCool news for users of video chat app Skype: The program’s group chat feature, once reserved exclusively for premium users, can now be used by anyone free of charge.

“For the last few years, we’ve offered group video calling to Premium users on Windows desktop and Mac and more recently Xbox One,” the company explained on its official blog. “Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re making group video calling free – for all users on these platforms. And, in the future, we’ll be enabling group video calling for all our users across more platforms – at no cost.”

Skype’s group chat feature can currently connect up to 10 people on PC or Macs, or up to 4 people using Xbox One. For best quality, Skype recommends "up to 5 people." The company has yet to provide guidance on when we’ll see group chat on its other platforms, such as its Apple iOS smartphone app, or what limitations those chats might have.

For more on how to place your first Skype group call, check out the Skype website or the instructional video below.


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