Skype boosts its service to add 10-way calling

3 Sep 2010

Skype has released a new version of Skype 5.0 that bumps up the beta of its five-way video calling function to allow for 10 video callers at the same time.

According to Skype, once all callers have this update, they can partake in 10-way video calling.

The update also includes an improved interface and the addition of Skype Home, where users can follow their contacts’ mood messages, set their profile picture, receive account notifications and learn more about the service.

They’ve made improvements to the call quality for group calls and have fixed a number of bugs affecting stability.

It has brought in automatic call recovery, which instantly reconnects Skype calls that are interrupted due to network issues.

Skype points out that this update is a beta version, so there may still be one or two bugs remaining.

The new version is available for download on Skype’s blog.