Calling other people on Skype is free so you can talk whenever you want to – not just on special occasions. Call to check in with mum when you’re travelling, give your partner a goodnight kiss via video call when they’re away on business, or use it for your regular calls and catch ups. And, if you know people who don’t use Skype you can call them too at really low rates.
New in this version
- Call and text friends from your Facebook News Feed and Phonebook.
- Group video beta: get together with loved ones and colleagues over video.
- Automatically recover dropped calls.
- New, easier to use design.
Start your free trial for group video calling beta
Sign in to Skype 5.0 for Windows. Click on a contact, add more people to the conversation, click the Video call button, and select Get group video from the pop-up message.
Note: group video calling is a beta feature which means it’s still work in progress – but please go ahead and try it.
Remember: everyone on the call needs Skype 5.0 for Windows for group video to work.