Group video calling now available for Skype on Android and iOS


Microsoft it was bringing group video calls to Skype last month, and the new feature is rolling out right on schedule to iOS and Android. The company has said it will begin first adding the feature to Skype accounts in Europe and the US , and is expected to complete the rollout over the next week, with the rest of the world following by March.

With the update, you can now add up to 25 people to participate simultaneously in a video call, with the person making the call displayed prominently in the centre. Microsoft has collaborated with Intel for the feature, to have its SILK Super Wide Band audio codec running on the Azure cloud servers, thereby reducing the local processing strain of a large group video call.

In addition to mobile platforms, Skype is also enabling Skype Web users to participate in a video call. You can read more about the update here.