Way back in April, Skype launched free group video calls for existing platforms and promised additional platform support coming soon. Skype is staying true to that promise with today’s announcement of availablility of free group video calling for Windows tablets and Windows 2-in-1 devices.
The company reports a “four fold increase” in group video calls since making it available for free and often take place between three or four participants. As such, the company has optimized the modern UI based experience so that you and three of your friends are visible at the same time. Even so, the feature supports up to 10 people at once.
Best of all, if you want to check out a website, watch a YouTube video, or check email while on a group call, you can still snap Skype even while on a group call, allowing you to multitask while keeping the conversation going.
The new Skype is now available for download and only supports Windows 8.1 devices, so if you haven’t yet gotten the free upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1, now would be the time to do so.