Can I make conference calls with Skype for Linux?
Skype for Linux users can host conference calls. You can either call a group or you can add other people to a call you are already on. Remember, you can have up to 25 people on a conference call. Learn more about accepting an incoming group call.
Create a group to call
To call a group, you will first need to create the group (if you have not done so already).
- Sign in to Skype.
- In the Contact list, select the first person you wish to call. Click on them to select them – they will become highlighted and their profile visible.
- Repeat this process for all the people you wish to call. If you select someone you don’t wish to call, click on them again to deselect them. You can Ctrl-click to select multiple people).
- Right-click on one of the selected contacts and click Start conference call with selected contacts.
Call a group that already exists
To call a group that already exists, click on the group you wish to call. Then, in the conversation window, click the button. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to dial the available members of the group (only members who have Online status will be called):
To add other people to a call you are already on:
- In the Contact list, right-click on the person you wish to add.
- Click Invite to conference.
- Newly added people will be called within your current call.
Accept an incoming group call
You may have difficulty joining some group calls and we recommend you always initiate group calls if using Skype for Linux. Functionality may be limited for mobile participants on the call i.e. they can join with audio only.