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Skype group calling is now free for everyone

Former premium feature is now available at no cost to all Skype users

Author: Ken Charvoz/Monday, April 28, 2014/Categories: Technology

 
You can call a group of up to 25 of your closest friends and colleagues for a video chat absolutely free now in Skype. Actually, you probably want to keep that down to about 5 if you want an acceptable level of call quality, but nonetheless the group call feature, which was formerly available only to paying premium subscribers, is now free for everyone.
 
Skype video calls are now free
 
Setting up a group chat is easy. Click the Group icon and then drag your Skype Contacts from the left panel into the Group calling window. You can save the group for fast access at any time by clicking Save group in Contacts.
 
 
Although Skype will allow up to 25 people in your group call, they recommend no more than five. Beyond that, bandwidth issues can degrade call quality pretty drastically.

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Ken Charvoz
Ken Charvoz

Ken Charvoz

Ken is an accidental geek on (at least) his 5th career. Ken has written dozens of manuals and how-to’s as a blogger and the Managing Technology Editor for The OASIS Institute. Follow Ken on Twitter at @KenCharvoz Other posts by Ken Charvoz
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