Microsoft Makes Skype Group Calls Free for Tablets
While Skype group calls have been free for the majority of the service’s users since April of this year, tablet owners have had to continue paying a premium in order to get multiple people to participate in voice and video calls. That is no more however, as Microsoft has announced that owners of Windows tablets, such as the Surface, are now able to make group calls for free via Skype. Users of Windows tablets and Windows 2 in 1 devices will now be able to be in a group call with up to 10 people, with the three most talkative individuals being visible at the same time.
Since Microsoft made group calling a free feature for existing platforms capable of running Skype back in April, the company has revealed that it has seen group video calling increase fourfold. Popularity of the feature will likely continue to grow due to this announcement.