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