Making video calls with multiple people on the computer is possible with Skype. The service allows up to 50 people to video chat at the same time. In addition to being available on the iPhone application (iOS), Android and PC software (Windows and Mac OS), a group video call can also be initiated through the Microsoft messenger web version.
The functionality is ideal for home office professionals who want to start meetings between several employees or family members who chat online during the coronavirus quarantine. Simply create a name for the group and add other service users who will receive an alert when a video conference is requested. Check out how to make a video call with multiple people on your computer below.
Step 1. Access the service’s web page (http://web.skype.com/) and enter your email address linked to the service. Click on the “Next” button;
Step 2. Enter your Skype access password and press the “Sign in” button;
Step 3. Click on the “New Chat” option and then on the “New Group Chat” feature;
Step 4. Enter a name for the conversation group and click on the button with arrow icon in the lower right corner of the screen;
Step 5. Select the contacts you want to add to the group and click on the “Done” button;
Step 6. With the group created, click on the camera icon in the upper right corner of the screen to start configuring the videoconference;
Step 7. At this point, allow Skype to access your computer’s camera. To do this, click on the “Allow” button in the alert that will appear on the screen;
Step 8. With the camera ready, click on the camcorder icon to start the videoconference, as shown in the image below.