We posted two weeks ago that Skype was testing a new video call participants limit with Insiders. That improvement is now rolling out to all Skype desktop users with an update for that app to version 188.8.131.52.
The changelog reads:
- Group video calls with 50 people – First Skype supported a maximum of 25 participants for group video calls. With today’s update, the maximum number of people who can participate in a group video call rises to 50.
- Notifications instead of ringing – For group video calls, notifications will be sent instead of using the more intrusive ringing tone. The option is still available, but it is not enabled by default.
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- Email Notifications – In the Skype settings, under the heading Notifications, two options to receive e-mail reminders for missed calls and unread messages have been added. The options are active by default.