Share the Love with a Group Video Call — It’s Easier Than You Think!
Many people have families spread across the country. When you want to talk to them all at the same time, Skype is the answer. Simply schedule a group audio or video call.
Save a group of contacts you call often. If you regularly call the same set of people, you can save them all as a group. Then you can easily call everyone at once and keep any photos or files you share in a gallery.
To create a group in Skype for Windows or Skype for Mac, click the Chats icon at the top of the sidebar on the left. Then click the + Chat button and select New Group Chat. (See graphic.) In the window that appears, select the contacts you want to add to the group and click Done.
If you want to add people to the group later, select the group in your Recent Chats list. (If you don’t see it, search for the group by name.) Then in the right-hand pane, click the blue Invite More People button.
To call your group, select it and then click the Video Chat or Audio Chat icon in the upper right of the Skype window.
Keep track of who is talking during a call. When you’re chatting with a group online, it can be hard to tell who’s talking. To help you keep track, Skype has visual cues that help you connect a voice to a face. In an audio-only call, a white border highlights the profile picture of the person who’s currently talking. During a video call, you can see each person’s webcam view on-screen.
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- FC&A Staff Writer