When not in the office at Skype, I’m part of a cycling team with a group of four local friends. We’re training for a coast-to-coast charity cycling event but spend our weeks in disparate parts of the world on business. As planning for our training days is a challenge, we often rely on Skype Group video calls (GVC) to stay connected. Now that Skype Group video calling is available to everyone, free of charge, it makes our group conversations even easier!
Group video calling enables so many important shared experiences, like our cycling team’s regular training check-ins and catch-ups.
Skype is proud that, since our beginning, we’ve created opportunities for people to communicate freely and easily, no matter where they are; from keeping in touch with remote family members or calling home when travelling to chatting daily with your close circles of friends. Whilst Skype is known for 1:1 video calling, we know it’s also essential to connect with the groups of people who matter most, whether friends, family or colleagues.
For the last few years, we’ve offered Group video calling to Premium users on Windows desktop and Mac and more recently Xbox One. Today, we're excited to announce that we’re making Group video calling free - for all users on these platforms. And, in the future, we’ll be enabling Group video calling for all our users across more platforms – at no cost.
Whether for my cycling team or your catch ups, meet ups, huddles, reunions, nights out, study groups, painting clubs, family 'get-togethers' or whatever group you participate in, Skype is committed to making group communications simple, easy and fun for everyone – now and in the years to come!
As we move forward, we’ll continue to listen to your feedback and deliver ever more and ever better group communications. So, as always, let us know what you think here in the blog comments below or your favorite platform discussion board in the Community.