How To Start a Group Call on Skype

December 2016

Skype is a web-based chat program that allows you to video chat with your friends and family. Among the software's many features, participating in group calls is a popular option that makes it possible to talk to several of your loved ones at once.

While initiating a normal Skype call is fairly straightforward, organizing a group call is a bit less obvious. If you need help doing so, this tutorial will walk you through the steps.

Starting a Group Call on Skype

Start Skype, and select the contacts who you'd like to include in the group call by clicking each username to highlight it.


Click the + button (bottom of the screen) > add participants:


In the add participants window, select up to 24 contacts to include in the call.

Click add, followed by the call button (indicated by a phone icon):


N.B. You can also call people who are using a mobile or a landline connection, but you will have to purchase Skype credit. Otherwise, Skype group calls are free.

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