The markets of technology have been evolving at quite a rapid pace, there have been several changes which have happened in the markets over the years, and some of these biggest changes have happened in the world of communication technology.
Skype happens to be one of the biggest names in the world of communication technology. Starting off 10 years ago, Skype has been around the markets for a long time, and has been one of the pioneers in the world of VoIP technology and calling and conferencing over the internet.
Acquired by Microsoft after a few years, Skype has been growing more rapidly ever since.
However, off late, the communications industry on the smartphone platforms in itself is witnessing a major change.
With the arrival of several applications such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber and the like, Skype is indeed witnessing a major rise in competition.
However, the company has managed to stay afloat quite well. However the biggest challenge that Skype is yet to face will be coming from their rivals – WhatsApp, as they get ready to introduce video calling on their platform.
Skype is now looking forward into the markets and is willing to curb this problem even before it starts. Even before WhatsApp prepares itself to enter into the markets, Skype is looking forward to pull the rug from under their feet!
The company is gearing up to release the latest update for Skype for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile, where the users will be able to perform a group chat on video conference.
Skype has introduced this feature for the mobile users of Skype for Business, but will now introduce it for all the users.
This group video calling service has now been made free of cost by Skype, and the company is gearing up to newer challenges.
Skype is expected to roll out this feature in the ‘coming weeks’ according to reports.
The users of Skype video calling will be getting as many as 25 people to share the screen. This brings Skype into competition amidst other market players too, such as Google’s hangouts, Line, Viber and WeChat.
However they’ll still be ahead of major names such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Facetime.
What are your views on this new service from Skype? Will you be adapting this service from them?