How do I make a group video call in Skype for Mac?
Have you downloaded Skype and joined us? Then you’re ready to get calling.
With Skype, you can make a group call with up to 25 people (24 plus yourself) including your friends and family on Android and iOS, anywhere in the world.
Before you make a group video call
To ensure the best call quality, check the following:
Making a group video call
It’s easy to make a group video call:
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Click the Compose New Message icon to the left of the search box.
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Type the name of a contact you want to add.
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When you find a contact you want to add, click it, then click Add.
Repeat this process for as many contacts as you wish to add to the conversation. If you want to carry on your existing conversation, you don't need to create a new one - just jump into the existing conversation with that person.
You can add up to 25 contacts (24 plus yourself). Ten video streams (9 plus yourself) can be visible at one time, the rest will be audio
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Click the Video Call button.
The screen changes color, a call bar appears at the bottom of the screen and you’ll hear ringing until another person answers.
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Smile, wave, say hello to everyone!
If you can't hear or see each other, you may need to check your audio settings and video settings.
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To drop individual people from the call, move your mouse over the person’s image, click their name and select Hang Up. You’ll only be able to do this if you are the host of the group video call.
To end the call completely, click the red end call button.
Invite anyone to your group video call
We've launched a new way to invite anyone to your group video call. You don't need to know their Skype name, and they don't even need to have a Skype account to enjoy free voice, video and instant message conversations with you. Learn more. Invite even more of your contacts to get together on Skype with group video calling on Android and iOS devices.
Useful things you can do on a call
During the call, you can:
A. Open and close the sidebar.
B. Turn your video off. The people you’re calling will no longer be able to see your video, although you will still be able to see theirs. Click again to turn your video back on. When the button is red, your video is on, and when it is white, your video is off.
C. Mute your microphone so the other people in the call can't hear you.
D. Send files, contact's details, share your screen, or add people to the call.
E. View the video call in the full screen mode.