Microsoft today announced that the company is bringing free group video calling to mobile devices to celebrate ten years of Skype video. The company is launching free group video calling on Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Mobile, and it will be rolling out to users in the coming months. The company stated:
Ten years ago, NASA’s Stardust mission successfully brought back interstellar dust from a comet and the cloud existed only in the sky. That same year, Skype launched a new innovation – free video calling. Yes, it really has been a decade since Skype changed the way people connect with their loved ones. 6 years ago, we innovated again with one-to-one video calling on mobile phones. Today, we are excited to announce the next evolution – group video calling on Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows 10 Mobile.
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.
The company also released a video celebrating 10 years of free Skype video calling, which you can watch below:
In addition to this, the company announced that over 750 million people downloaded Skype on their Windows Phone, Android device, iPhone and iPad. As we stated earlier, group video calling for mobile devices isn’t live yet, and it will be rolling out to users in the coming weeks – but, you can pre-register for the feature here.