Skype launched a new feature to support audio and video calls for up to 50 users in a single call. This feature is available on all platforms, Android, iOS and PC (Windows / Mac). Previously, this brand-new feature was tested in March.
Through this new feature, it seems that Skype wants to compete with competitors’ video conference platforms, such as Facebook Messenger (50 users) and Apple FaceTime (32 users).
However, Skype is still inferior to enterprise-level conference call services, such as Zoom, which supports up to 100 people in one video call.
Previously, Skype could only accommodate 25 users in one voice and video call.
With user support doubled, Skype now makes it easier for users to conduct conference calls, both personally with relatives or friends, as well as work with colleagues.
Interestingly, when a video or audio call comes in, notification of the call will also not ring, and by default, it will go to notification.
For example, if there is a call from the incoming group, Skype by default will only give notifications, similar to chat notifications to users who are in the call list, not to notify them via ringtones.
This means that users do not need to worry about voice and video calls from groups on the Skype platform, which is annoying when using a smartphone.
However, this call maker can set the group call to be dialled if the number of users in one call is less than 25 people.
To enjoy this feature, users need to update their Skype to the latest version on each platform.