Skype announces group video calling is now free

Posted Apr 28, 2014

Skype has announced today that it is making group video calling (GVC) available for free of charge on Windows, OS X, and the Xbox One. Skype also promised to enable group video calling across all platforms at no cost in the future.

Skype started charging for group video calling in January 2011. The feature required a Premium account — $4.99 for a day pass or $8.99 per month.

Skype can support up to 10 PCs and Macs for group video calling on the desktop. On the Xbox One, up to four devices are supported. The range of calling packages that are offered by Skype that includes GVC will continue to be sold at the same price.