By Donatus Anichukwueze
Skype, the video chat and social networking service, has announced the new group video calling feature as part of activity marking its tenth anniversary.
As the name implies, the group video calling feature allows group video calling for multiple people that can accommodate up to 25 registered members in a single video call.
‘’A lot has changed since 2006 when Skype was only available on computers. Now, over 750 million people have downloaded Skype on their Windows Phone, Android device, iPhone and iPad, meaning that Skype is one of the most popular free apps ever on the iTunes Store and Google Play Store’’, the company says.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]“Skype says it has generated nearly 2 trillion minutes of free Skype video calls over the last decade, from every corner of the globe.”[/blockquote]
Skype says that you can now use its service on Skype.com, Outlook.com, Xbox, Windows 10 Mobile and collaborate on Office Web apps.
”We’ve also brought you other ways to enjoy video with video messaging, real-time speech and instant message translation and group video calling where we’ve seen a 10 times growth in less than 2 years.’’
According to Skype, “to celebrate 10 years of video calling, get ready to welcome group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows 10 Mobile everywhere, completely free. We’ll be rolling out this new feature to our hundreds of millions of mobile users in the coming weeks.’’
Skype says it has generated nearly 2 trillion minutes of free Skype video calls over the last decade, from every corner of the globe.