As what Microsoft promised last month about group video calling feature on its Skype app, they are now officially rolling out the update today for all iOS and Android devices.
The software update added with the feature will start on European and American Skype accounts today, and the company is expected to complete its worldwide update this coming March.
The new Skype update allows up to 25 users to participate in Skype group via video call, and of course the person that is talking will be placed in the center. Intel recently worked with this feature closely with Microsoft for them to enable Super Wide Band codec to run on Azure servers allowing Microsoft to offload processing power that is required on large conversations.
At the same time with the Skype update is the extension of chat invite feature to both iOS and Android platforms. This feature will enable user to invite people to the group conversation and even participate in the video call using web skype.
This is not the first time wherein Microsoft enables group video calling on handset devices. As we know Google Hangouts long supported to 10 people on similar platforms, but Skype’s has a total of 300 million users and this update means a lot.