Skype Bringing Free Group Video Calling to iPhone and iPad

Skype Bringing Free Group Video Calling to iPhone and iPad

In mid-January, Skype announced it's bringing free group video calling to the iPhone and iPad, as well as to Android and Windows 10 Mobile devices. The company is celebrating its 10th anniversary of video calling, and six years ago launched video calling on mobile devices. Now it's taking its service to the next level by offering group video calling for mobile.

The announcement says that the service will be rolled out "in the coming weeks," but if you're eager to try it now, you can sign up for a "sneak peek" by pre-registering. You'll need to give them your email address, Skype name, country, and device, and the company will use that information to set you up. Skype will send you an email when it's done.

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Skype is rightly proud to be celebrating this 10th anniversary. On the pre-registration page, its says that "Since the launch of Skype video, people across the globe have enjoyed nearly 2 trillion minutes of free video calls - from soldiers attending the birth of their child, to explorers connecting with students from the top of Everest."

In celebration of 10 years, Skype also posted this video:

 

 

Group video calling using Skype has long been available on desktop computers. 

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.