Skype has now been in the communication game for 10 years, and to celebrate the milestone it’s bringing free group video calls to mobile devices. The new feature will allow users on Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows 10 Mobile to chat with up to 24 of their friends at once.
“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,” said the Skype team in a blog post.
“Today, we are excited to announce the next evolution – group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows 10 Mobile.”
Skype has confirmed that the feature will be rolled out “in the coming weeks” and is giving users the opportunity to pre-register on its website.
Competition in the video calling space could be about to heat up following reports that WhatsApp is planning to add video communication in the future.