Windows tablets no matter the make or model, are slowly becoming popular among the crowds of enthusiasts, and with that, Skype is still a main app on them. On Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out the latest version of Skype to them, which now includes free group video calling.
The free group video calling on Skype initially became available in April, and Skype has been adding it slowly to its other apps. Now, Skype is rolling out the free video calling update to Windows tablets and Windows 2 in 1 devices. This should make Skype more useful on them.
New Skype Update
The new Skype update for Windows tablets now allows users to speak to as many people as they want on their Windows tablets with Skype. Now users of 2, 3 or 4 can talk in group conversations using Skype, and all for free. They can be across the street, across the country, or around the globe.
Skype has found that the free group video calling update works best between three and four participants, but is available for up to 10 of them. The app has been optimized to show three of the most talkative people on the screen at once, and the others are visible in a smaller section of the screen.
How To Use It
Now, users will just double tap on a user and the screen will go full screen. Double tap, and the gallery of participants goes back in the list. Users will also be able to resize the Skype screen so it only takes up a smaller portion of the screen. This will allow those to multitask while on an Office application or anything else.
The latest update from Skype is available on the Windows Store, and is available starting today. The update also is available for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users, and Skype is soliciting feedback from users for future updates as well. All of these updates show that the Windows tablet market is still very important to Skype, and making those users happy is very important as well.
This is a great update for Windows and Skype. Be sure to download it today and enjoy free group video calling.