Skype introduces group video call on Android, iOS


American technology giant Microsoft rolled out the promised service of Skype ‘group video call’ in iOS and Android on February 20.
The software giant started enabling the option on Skype accounts in Europe and the US on Saturday.
The company expects to complete the roll out over the next week, although the feature would be available worldwide in March only, the Verge reported.
Microsoft is allowing up to 25 people to participate in a Skype group video call, and the person talking with be displayed in the center. Intel has worked closely with Microsoft to enable its SILK Super Wide Band audio codec to run on Azure cloud servers powered by Intel’s processors, allowing Microsoft to offload some of the processing power required for such large conversations.
Alongside the group video calling roll out, Microsoft is also extending its Skype chat invitation feature to iOS and Android. This lets anyone invite people to a group conversation,they can even participate in a video call using Skype for Web.