Skype, now a Microsoft company, launched the group video calling feature for Mac back in 2010 and was free in it’s beta stage, but in 2011 it came out of beta and was only released to Premium users.
“For the last few years, we’ve offered group video calling to Premium users on Windows desktop and Mac and more recently Xbox One. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re making group video calling free – for all users on these platforms. And, in the future, we’ll be enabling group video calling for all our users across more platforms – at no cost.”
With other services available such as Google Hangouts, Microsoft has been forced to make this feature available for free. Skype’s website no longer shows the Premium option, which means that Microsoft removed it completely but plans to reintroduce it after making a few changes:
“Now that group video calls* are free for everyone, we’ve removed Premium to give it a refresh. But don’t worry, you can still call phones worldwide at great low rates with our subscriptions.”
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