Skype ready to get free group video calling now

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In a huge announcement, the folks behind Skype have revealed that the service will soon become the recipient of a free group video calling feature. This is supposed to work on Windows 10 Mobile, Android as well as iOS platforms.

Skype has made this announcement as a celebration of completing ten years since free video calling was first introduced. It has moreover been 6 years since the same feature was made available for mobile devices by the Microsoft-owned company.

And now, the next step in the service’s evolution is upon us in the form of free group video calling. The actual rollout to the three above mentioned platforms will take some time to commence, but if you wish to be among the first to try it out, you can pre-register here and get the new feature earlier than others.

Details about how exactly this service will work have been kept a secret for now. Skype has however, revealed that more than 750 million people have downloaded its app on their iOS, Android or Windows mobile devices. This has contributed to over two trillion minutes of video calls having been conducted over the last decade.

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Skype is still the go-to tool for those who wish to video chat with their distant friends and family members. Its availability on a wide variety of platforms including home consoles like the Xbox One works in its favor. Apart from video calls, it also offers paid voice calling and an instant messaging functionality.

Let us now wait and watch to see how the next few years pans out for Skype, even as group video calls are on the horizon of being introduced.