How to Hold Multiple Video Calls at Once on Skype

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How to Hold Multiple Video Calls at Once on Skype
Use your webcam to video chat using Skype. (Webcam image by Oscar from Fotolia.com)

Skype is a free application that provides an online video chat service where users can connect with other users using a webcam. To call people on Skype, you must download and install the application onto your computer (see Resources). You then have to add the contact of another Skype user to your contacts list. The simplest way to have multiple video calls at once in Skype is to hold a video conference. You can then communicate with more than one person and see them all through video chat.

Skill level:
Easy

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  • Skype
  • Webcam

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the Skype application on your computer. Click on the "Contacts" option and then click on the "Add Contact" option.

  2. 2

    Enter the name of the contact you want to add below the "Add a Skype Contact" option. Click on the contact in the list that displays in and then click on the "Add a contact" button at the bottom of the application.

  3. 3

    Click the "OK" button. Repeat the process to add as many people as you want to contact. Click on the "Contacts" tab and double-click one of the contacts you want to call.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Contacts" tab again and right-click on the next contact you want to add. Click on the "Invite to Conference" option. Continue adding as many contacts as you want for your video call. You can have up to 25 contacts in a conference call.

  5. 5

    Click on the "telephone" icon button to make the call to all of the contacts you added. Click on the "Video" button to see each contact. To end an individual call, click on the contact and then click on the "Hang up" button.

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