How to Multiple Cam Chat With Skype

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How to Multiple Cam Chat With Skype
With Skype's premium services, you can connect to multiple users at once. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Skype provides users across the world with text, audio and video chatting services.If you're not familiar with video conferencing on Skype, you may not know how to call multiple people at once. As long as one person in the call group has Skype's premium service, you can start a multiple-cam chat in just a few clicks. If nobody is a premium subscriber, you'll need to upgrade your free account to the premium edition before you can chat using several cameras at once.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start Menu" and "All Programs."

  2. 2

    Click on the "Skype" folder, and then click the "Skype" icon contained in the main folder. Skype launches in a new window.

  3. 3

    Press and hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard. This keystroke lets you select multiple Skype friends at once.

  4. 4

    Click on the user names of everybody you want to video chat with from the left-hand side of the screen.

  5. 5

    Let go of the "Ctrl" key.

  6. 6

    Click "Video call." If at least one user in the selected group has Skype's premium service, the multiple-cam chat initiates instantly. If nobody has premium services, a small button labelled "get group video" appears underneath the "Video call" button. Click the "get group video" button to connect to Skype's online store to purchase premium services.

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