How to Video Chat With Four People on Skype


Video chatting with four people on Skype is a cheap and eco-friendly way to have a business meeting without having to fly all four people to one location. It is also a way to keep in touch with your friends and family when you can't see them in person. Video chatting with more than one other person on Skype requires a subscription to Skype Premium (for personal use) or Skype Manager (for business use).

Things You'll Need

  • Skype 5.0 or higher; or
  • Skype business version
  • Skype account
  • Purchase a subscription to Skype Premium, which is for at home personal use, or a group video subscription for Skype Manager, which is only used for businesses. You can purchase a day pass or monthly and yearly subscriptions to Skype Premium. At least one person in the group video chat must have a group video subscription. Not every member of the group needs to have a subscription. Refer to the link under "References" to purchase memberships to either Skype program.

  • Log in to your Skype account and start a video chat with another person. At least one of the first two people to start the call must have a subscription for group video chat. To start a video chat with another person, click on their name in your contacts list and then click on the video chat icon, which has a symbol of a video recorder in it. You can only start a video chat with a contact if they are online. A person is online when the icon to the left of their name is green with a checkmark in it. If they are offline, their icon will be gray with an "X" in it.

  • Add another person to the group chat by clicking "Add Person" at the bottom of the chat screen. Repeat this step to add the fourth person. You will see video from the other three chat members on your screen once they have answered the call and started their webcams.

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