It was a matter of time before Skype circumbed to the pressure of giving their users free group video calling, because its competitor Google Hangouts was doing that. So now all Skype users can enjoy this service.
Users have been requesting free group video calling for years, and finally the offer is here because as we speak Windows, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS users are now able to use the feature at no extra cost.
Before, Microsoft offered the feature as part of its Skype Premium service, a $8.99 monthly subscription that includes some free calls as part of a larger package. An individual day pass to access Skype Premium and group video calling cost $4.99 alone.
Skype group video calling allows users to participate in video chats with up to 10 people using PCs or Macs. Microsoft’s change of policy is part of a broader push by the company to position Skype more competitively against rivals.