Earlier this month, Microsoft-owned Skype rolled out a group video calling feature to Windows tablets. The free video calling allows for calls with up to ten people, and integrates with Skype on the desktop, which has supported group video calling since April.

Today, Skype tells us that the group video calling feature will be coming to all of its mobile platforms in the future, which likely includes iOS and Android:

We’re excited about Skype group video calling and are working to bring it to more of our platforms. In the future, we’ll be enabling group video calling for all our users across more platforms – at no cost

Unfortunately, the company could not yet provide a more specific rollout timeframe. Skype has been rapidly releasing new products over the past several months, with a major redesign of the Skype iPhone app arriving a couple of months ago.

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3 Responses to “Skype says free group video calling coming in the future to more platforms”

  1. *yawn* Skype is just embarrassing at this point.


  2. Ermm .. not sure if I understand the article correct, but afaik Skype has supported group video calls pretty much since forever, or better, since the last two years. It was a premium feature but I’ve been using it for at least two years.


  3. Skype could concentrate on releasing a DECENT DESKTOP CLIENT first, before “improving” it.

    On OS X it is HORRENDOUSLY SLOW and SLUGGISH in all respects. And it’s not like I’m running it on old hardware. MBA/2011 and Mac mini/2012/8GB and on both it just drags itself.

    Photoshop, Netbeans, Oracle SQL Developer and other “heavy” apps run fantastically on either machine and it’s a shame for Skype, an IM client for God’s sake, to be dragging along in there…