Making a group video call with Skype for Web (Beta)
With Skype, you can make a video call with three or more people, anywhere in the world. Just go to web.skype.com, log in and you are ready to make your video call.
Before you make a group video call
To ensure the best call quality, check the following:
- Install the Skype Calling plugin by following the prompts when you log into web.skype.com.
- Make sure that your webcam is working properly. If it’s not working, these tips can help.
Making a group video call
It’s easy to make a group video call:
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In Skype, click the + new from the left column.
You will be taken to a list of all your contacts.
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From your contacts list, scroll through and click on the names of those you want to add to the group video call. To find people easily, start typing their name into the box at the top.
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Repeat this for each of the contacts you want to add to the video call.
You can add up to ten contacts for a video call.
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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!
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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.
Useful things you can do on a call
During the call, you can:
A. 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.
B. Mute your microphone so the other people in the call can't hear you.
C. To end the call, click the red end call button.
D. View the video call in the full screen mode.