Skype is planning to have quite an anniversary this year. And what better way to celebrate a decade of high-quality services than to add yet another feature to its palette. Skype enriches user experience with group video calls.
Ten years of achievements
The company Skype was founded in 2006. Since then, Skype, despite all odds, managed to maintain very high standards in the area of PC-to-PC audio and video calls.
Over the years, due to the fact that the network was steadily growing, Skype decided to add other features to its platform. And so, after much consideration, the instant messaging platform emerged, transforming Skype into something much more than your run-of-the-mill IM app and calling machine.
Moving forward to more recent events, in 2012 Skype managed to again dazzle its users by offering the application a mobile solution. Presently, the calling machine is available on most mobile platforms, including Android, Windows Phone and iOS.
And, as a little incentive, Gurdeep Pall, the corporate VP of Microsoft’s Information Platform and Experience, declared that in celebrating its 10th year, Skype rolls out group video call support for all mobile platforms.
Skype is available on most mobile platforms
In order to access Skype’s latest feature, you must possess one of the following mobile operating systems: Android, iPhone, IPad or Windows 10, the mobile version.
This great piece of new has been shared by Pall through his personal blog, on the 12th of January. Skype’s vice president also announced that the new feature will become available in a couple of days and that it is aimed to fulfill the user’s expectations towards the calling platform.
Skype enriches user experience with group video calls. So, what does this mean exactly? Remember when you had to make a video conference? Doing so, using a computer is pretty easy. All you had to do was to push a few buttons and presto!
But when it came to mobile phones, things were a lot more complicated. Well, not complicated, but limited, instead, meaning that you could not participate in a video conference or initiate video calls through Skype mobile.
The techies from Skype managed to find a way around this obstacle, and now, the mobile version of Skype is capable of doing basically the same things as its PC counterpart.
Skype’s limit is only the sky
Besides upgrading the mobile platform, Skype decided to tackle other issues when it comes to communication, one of these being communication. A while back, Skype launched a platform called Skype Translator.
Its purpose was to break the communicational barrier between business partners. At the moment, the app is still in preview mode, but, according to its developers, it is capable of translating voice, video and text messaged in approximately 50 languages.
Skype enriches user experience with video calls and it would seem that there will is nothing to stop the company from expanding.