What do I need to make a group video call?

To make a group video call*, at least one of the people on the call needs to have Skype Premium (for personal accounts) or Skype Premium in Skype Manager™ (for business accounts). If you’re not sure which type of account you have, it’s easy to find out.

If you have a Skype business account, to make a group video call, your administrator will need to allocate you Skype Premium.

Learn more about how to make a group video call.

You can’t start a group video call in Skype for mobile devices, Linux, TVs and Windows 8, however you can participate in it.

Each person on a group video call will need:

Depending on the number of people you are calling, your computer will also need to meet the following requirements (don't worry, most modern computers at least meet the minimum requirements):

3-way group video

  Minimum Recommended
CPU 1GHz Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz
Graphics card 64 MB 128 MB
Memory 512 MB 1 GB

5-way group video

  Minimum Recommended
CPU 2GHz Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz
Graphics card 64 MB 128 MB
Memory 512 MB 1 GB

7-way group video

  Minimum Recommended
CPU Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz Intel i7
Graphics card 128 MB 256 MB
Memory 1 GB 2 GB

* A fair usage policy applies.

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