The new Skype 5.0 beta 2 has a capability to support a video call to as many as 10 people at the same time, according to Skype’s official blog.
The news is a godsend for those families with whose members located in different part of the country or even across the globe.
“The second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a number of changes both outside and in – most importantly, you can now make group video calls with up to 10 people”, the Company announced on its website. “It also welcomes in a fresh new look, as well as increased stability and better quality when making group video calls.”
The Skype 5.0 beta 2 also improved the quality and reliability of Skype calls. If the call was cut, Skype will quickly redial it. And if the users were experiencing network connection problem, the new Skype beta will try to quickly re-establish that connection so the call doesn’t get dropped.
Skype’s new Home will provide users a regular updates about the service, call purchases details, and tutorial videos for newbies. The updated Skype will also allow users to follow their contacts’ mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message, receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.
Some of the new features in the new beta version includes offline IM, were users can send messages to and receive them from other people who are offline, a general user interface refresh and post call experience polling.