Skype, Xbox One, Xbox One Apps

One of the nicest things about calling over apps is the ability to do so over great distances, whether it be from across the world or even from the International Space Station. This ability just a nice boost today with the announcement that Skype is now offering group video calls free to customers.

“Skype is proud that, since our beginning, we’ve created opportunities for people to communicate freely and easily, no matter where they are,” Phillip Snalune said in a blog post. “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.”

Group video calling is a useful feature for any business who wants to save on conference calling costs, but is also beneficial to consumers that love communicating with a bunch of friends over great distances. While free group video calling is currently available on Windows, Mac, and Xbox One, the feature will be available for your favorite platforms in the future.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at