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Skype 5.4 for iPhone: Host group audio calls from your iPhone

Skype for iPhone 5.4 brings you a first for Skype on smartphones – group audio calling. We’ve been working hard to make it easy for you to host a group audio call with just one tap.

How to host a group audio call

For existing groups (and for new groups) we’ve placed a new call button in the bottom navigation bar. Simply tap it to start your call. We support up to four people on a group audio call in this first release, but you can expect to hear further news on this in the near future.

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Once a group audio call has started, the number of participants will be displayed in the top bar. Tap the navigation bar to see the active participants on the call. You can also see any contacts that are in the group but not on the call. Furthermore, as the host, you can also selectively take people off the call without ending the current call.

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Adding people during a call

You can turn any call (voice or video) into a group audio call, tap on the “add participant” button during a call, select a contact(s) from your people list and you’re done.

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We are continuing to work on bringing you new features to further enhance the Skype on iPhone experience. Have a great idea that you want to share? Let us know via the new iOS Ideas group in the Skype Community. To get the latest news and tips, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. If you’ve not yet downloaded the latest version of Skype for iPhone, you can get the update from the App Store – all you’ll need is iOS 7 or later.

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