Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone

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Skype announced a new update for its iPhone app, which enables users to host group audio calls from the device.

There's a new call button in the app in the bottom navigation bar, which can be used for existing and new groups. The feature supports up to four people for now, but it sounds like they'll be increasing that number before long.

"Once a group audio call has started, the number of participants will be displayed in the top bar," explains Skype's Gary Wong. "Tap the navigation bar to see the active participants on the call. You can also see any contacts that are in the group but not on the call. Furthermore, as the host, you can also selectively take people off the call without ending the current call."

Wong adds, "You can turn any call (voice or video) into a group audio call, tap on the 'add participant' button during a call, select a contact(s) from your people list and you’re done."

The update is available in the App Store, and requires iOS 7 or later. Additional features are on the way.

Image via Skype

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