TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,199 Reviews & Articles | 40,011 News Posts

Skype enables group video calling in new beta

Giving up to five-way video chats

| Software News | Posted: May 14, 2010 8:32 am

Another beta update from Skype this week has introduced a promised feature that many people have been excited about for a while; group video calling.

 

This enables the user to enable up to five other Skype members webcams at the same time, giving support for five-way video calls. Of course, both a decent PC and speedy internet connection are required by every user in the call.

 

TweakTown image news/1/5/15267_15.jpg

 

While the feature is free in the new beta, Skype says in the future it will become a premium service, requiring payment for the upgrade. Two-way chating and voice only services will of course remain free.

 

The group video calling feature is said to be in development for the Mac platform as well and should become available later this year.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Skype.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Software news at our Software news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases