Skype has launched a function for its VoIP service that allows users to make video calls to a group of up to 10 people, all at the same time.
Internet telephony service provider, Skype, which is currently rumoured to be acquired by networking giant Cisco, has launched the new feature as a part of its latest beta version, Skype 5.0.
"The second beta brings a number of changes – most importantly, you can now make group video calls with up to 10 people, a fresh new look, increased stability and better quality when making group video calls." stated Peter Parkes, Skype's chief blogger company wrote on company's website.
According to the blog post, the new beta - which can be downloaded here - sports a neat and sleek look which is more visually appealing than its previous versions.
The company, which was among the first few to offer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service across the world, now faces tough competition from web giant Google Inc.'s Gmail calling service released few days back.