Now take advantage of the 10 way group video calling feature with Skype 5.0


Late yesterday night, Skype released the second beta of the 5.0 version & updated on their blog that it has the 10 way video calling feature enabled in it. As it’s still under beta (second stage of development) it’s being said that Skype 5.0 beta 2 will have some bugs for us to deal with.

Also, the quality of voice & video calls have been improved to a large extent. This would allow friends, bloggers, clients & especially entrepreneurs to connect with each other


Well, when you want quality that too in video calling which would involve 9 other people to come together & render the same quality; then the ask is too much. Perhaps, you can still manage to try it out in Skype 5.0.

Also, one important point they have clearly mentioned is that of the System Requirements needed to make sure all these resource consuming features run properly.

Specially the 10 way group video calling feature (because that would consume at least 40-50 % of the resources consumed by Skype 5.0). The requirements mentioned by them are pretty much on the higher side.

Requirements to run Skype 5.0 Smoothly

#1 System Requirements

  • Minimum Requirements :- Intel Core2Duo (2 GHZ CPU)
  • Recommended Requirements :- Inter i7

#2 Internet Requirements

  • Minimum Requirements :- 1 mbit/s Connection
  • Recommended Requirements :- 5 mbit/s Connection

They have also said that the quality of the 10 way group video calling would be determined by taking into account, the speed of the slowest participant. This would ensure that the resources used for the group video calling doesn’t exceed the slowest participant’s resources & hangs up the conf window.

–> Download Skype 5.0 (Second Beta)

So, if you got those requirements then goto the above link & try the group video calling ASAP.

Do you think the ask (in terms of requirements) is too high for a normal internet user ?

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  1. Thats a great move by Skype. It was yesterday when I was explaining a friend about 4 way Skype conference and now I see this! Great bro.. Thanks for writing it here.

  2. Skype is always better for voice and video calls, this one is another advantage from Skype :)…

  3. I am using Skype for almost two years now and according to me it is the best software for voice and video calls.

  4. Great feature from Skype but sadly I cannot take advantage of this coz my internet plan isn’t much fast for a smooth video calling experience 🙁

  5. System requirements also growing as skype is growing 🙂 Will try it with my system 🙂 Thanks for the share buddy 🙂

  6. This is going to be an awesome feature.. Have been using skype for a long time.. It is an awesome software… It is really Connecting People 🙂

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