Microsoft’s new 50-person group video chat feature for Skype exits beta


Starting today, you can use Skype with up to 50 video chat participants, as part of a new update to the stable version of the app. Today’s update cements Skype as the clear group video chat winner — at least in terms of the raw number of people you can have in a single call — since FaceTime only supports up to 32 participants. Previously, Skype only supported up to 25 callers at once, though the new 50-person feature has been in testing for beta users since early March.

In order to have a better handle on so many participants, Microsoft has revamped group notifications a bit. Before the update, every single person would receive a ring when a call started. Now, however, the Skype app will generally ping you with a system notification…

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