Skype free group calling support arrives to Windows 8

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Starting today, Microsoft is making group video calling free for Windows. The feature is available for the modern version app of Skype, which has also been updated today to reflect the changes.

With free Skype free group calling you can talk to between three people, plus you (the fourth participant). However Microsoft will allow up to 10 people to participate in conference call. Their video feed will pop up as soon they start talking.

In case you want to see someone who isn’t speaking during the group call, simply tap their video twice to see their video in full screen; then just double tap to see everyone once again.

Group calling on Skype also works when you snap apps, that way you can talk to your friends, colleagues, and family while browsing the web or checking an email.

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