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What do I need to make a group video call?

To make a group video call*, each person will need to have Skype installed (see the requirements below).

Learn more about how to make a group video call.

You can’t start a group video call in Skype for mobile devices, Linux, and TVs; however, you can participate in it (with audio only).

Each person on a group video call will need:

  • The latest version of Skype (Windows Desktop, modern Windows, Xbox One, or Mac)
  • A high-speed broadband internet connection
  • A webcam
  • A microphone and speakers (built-in or separate headset with microphone)
  • If using Windows, a DirectX 9.0c compatible video card

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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