Skype is celebrating ten years of Skype video with the launch of group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 10 Mobile.
The feature is free and will roll out over the coming weeks. You can pre-register for it here.
“Ten years ago, NASA’s Stardust mission successfully brought back interstellar dust from a comet and the cloud existed only in the sky,” says Skype’s Gurdeep Pall. “That same year, Skype launched a new innovation – free video calling. Yes, it really has been a decade since Skype changed the way people connect with their loved ones. 6 years ago, we innovated again with one-to-one video calling on mobile phones.”
“A lot has changed since 2006 when Skype was only available on computers,” Pall says. “Now, over 750 million people have downloaded Skype on their Windows Phone, Android device, iPhone and iPad, meaning that Skype is one of the most popular free apps ever on the iTunes Store and Google Play Store. You can now use Skype on Skype.com, Outlook.com, Xbox, Windows 10 Mobile and collaborate on Office Web Apps. We’ve also brought you other ways to enjoy video with video messaging, real-time speech and instant message translation and group video calling – where we’ve seen a 10x growth in less than 2 years.”
Skype also put out this infographic:
Images via Skype