Microsoft will soon add group video calling feature to its Skype mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows 10. The feature is said to be released in the coming weeks. Users who wish to try out the feature before its official roll out can pre-register on Microsoft’s site. In addition, the company is also celebrating Skype’s 10th anniversary and shares details on how the product has evolved through the years.
The Skype Blog says, “Please join us as we celebrate ten years of Skype video calling! You are the reason Skype is the video calling app of choice for consumers around the world. You encouraged your friends, family and colleagues to give Skype a try and have changed the way you communicate, generating nearly 2 trillion minutes of free Skype video calls over the last decade, from every corner of the earth.”
Last month, Microsoft had announced general availability of its Skype for Business for Android app. With a new dashboard design, it brings the contact search bar, upcoming meetings and most recent conversations to one place. It features better contact management and additional authentication and security options. The app now supports modern authentication which is utilized by other Office clients. Modern authentication also enables IT admins to configure multi-factor authentication for users of the Skype for Business Android app. With multi-factor authentication, users are required to acknowledge a phone call, text message or an app notification on their device after correctly entering their user name and password.