Free group video calling now available from Skype for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile

It has been ten years since Skype introduced free video calling. Six years ago, Skype introduced free one-on-one video calls on mobile devices. Now, innovation raises its head once again as the Microsoft owned messaging app adds free group video calls for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile powered devices. You can pre-register for the feature by clicking on the sourcelink. This means that you will receive an email when your device is all set to send/receive group video over the app. You'll be receiving this feature weeks before others get it.

Would you believe that almost two trillion minutes of video has been streamed over Skype in a decade? In addition, 750 million people have downloaded and installed the app on their iOS, Android or Windows Phone handset. An infographic has been produced showing all the different ways Skype's video calling has been used over the years. Check it out. You'll be surprised at some of the content that has been "Skyped" in the last ten years.

If you use Skype video calling often, and would like to have the capability to send or receive free group video, click on the sourcelink and register now.

source: Skype via MacRumors



1. AlikMalix unregistered

can i ask without bias or fanboy crap: how many that are using Android use skype? what about hangouts? watsap?

3. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I used to use Skype a lot on my iPhone (when I wasn't home on my PC) some years ago, everyone I knew used it. Now I don't associate with those people anymore so I don't use Skype all too much except for one person or two. But I would still be using it a lot on my V10 if I still talked to those people from before. I have friends who use Hangouts so I talk with them through there, and still more who use Whatsapp, so I had to get one of those myself. If I had to choose to use just one, I would say Hangouts because it's pre-intalled and uses your Gmail account, which you should already have if you're on Android.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Appreciate the detailed reply...

5. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

It was a bit longer than I expected, sorry about that. But otherwise, sure thing.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I use Skype and BBM, never use hangouts for any personal stuff. Ditched WhatsApp after facecrook bought it but was pulled back to it 'cause some family and community members refuse to use BBM, fortunately with XPrivacy, only their contacts are accessed by WhatsApp...

7. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I reduced the number of redundant apps on my phone, just so I dont have to deal with so many bs.... so: For Video Calls I use Hangout. I only left Skype on my Laptop (mostly calls for work) For Data Calls I use Whatsapp primarily then Hangout For Messages I use Whatsapp then either Hangout or FB Messenger For SMS I use Hangout

2. samgsam15

Posts: 50; Member since: May 09, 2014

My experience with Skype- Hello? can you fu**ing hear me?!

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