Skype has extended its limit of participants in group calls to 50 people. The videoconferences of the application thus double the maximum number of active users, since before the limit was set at 25 members. The function will be available as of today, April 5th.
“Video conferencing duplicates participants and also changes the way you send notifications.”
The improvement is launched for all types of mobile platforms, thanks to version 18.104.22.168 of the application. Skype announced the measure in its forum almost a month ago and also integrates other news.
For example, the way in which users are invited to join a call has been improved. Before, all members had to be called to participate in the group call, but the new version allows sending a specific notification so as not to interrupt the members who can not join.
In addition, Skype now proposes the option to call participants individually and, if the group is very small, to call them all. There will, therefore, be more capacity for choice.
Although many other call services can accommodate a considerable number of participants and even several user groups, this extension in the new version of Skype positions it as one of the most capable IP telephony applications. It also matches Facebook Messenger, which also allows the participation of up to 50 people in the same call.
The user also has other services if their goal is not work calls with dozens of members. If you just want to chat with your friends or family there are other applications that offer group video calls like Hangouts, which allows up to 10 people; Oovoo, up to 12; WeChat, nine participants; VSee, four, or WhastApp, which integrates a limit of four screens into its calls.