Headline: Skype group video for everyone
Skype has been the goto video service for sometime for person to person video conferencing.
But ever since Microsoft acquired them it has felt a bit more shaky to us. There is not a shortage of comparable services within this category. However, when it came to group video most people choose Google hangouts due to it being free of charge as well as all the additional Youtube features built-in.
Skype is stepping up to the plate here and offering group video for free. Previously this feature was only available as part of its premium server which was around $9 a month.
Phillip Snalune, Skype's general manager of consumer product marketing stated.
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 traveling to chatting daily with your close circles of friends. While Skype is known for one to one 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.