Its been possible on your windows tablets and window 2 in1 hardwares but now, its possible on iOS and Android powered devices.
Microsoft as promised are now allowing for video group calling functionalities on smartphones which are Android and IOS powered. Microsoft made this known last month and it becomes operational today. Although this function isn’t going to be totally all around the globe but as the case may be, Skype would be enabling this in Europe and US today and this activation is expected to have been done with in a week time and yet, Microsoft says the feature will be available worldwide in March just in few weeks then.
Now, up to 25 people can now participate in a group video calling and the person who had created such video group conversation would be at the middle…kinda representing some ownership level. Now with Intel working closely alongside the Microsoft corporation in order to enable its SILK Super Wide Band audio codec to run on its Azure cloud servers powered by the Intel’s processors which would allow Microsoft to offload some of the processing power required for such large conversation.
Microsoft would also be extending Skype chat invitation feature to iOS and Android. This would allow anyone to invite people to a group conversation in which they can participate in the video conversation using Skype website.
With Google Hangout already in support of about 10 people in chat, Skype’s 300 million users means this would be a significant addition.
Apple has still not enabled a similar feature for iOS, leaving FaceTime as the only major video calling service to lack group video calling on the iPhone.