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Make Skype group video calls on Xbox One

It’s easy to make group video calls on Xbox One using Skype. Before you make a group video call, your Kinect sensor must be plugged in. You can initiate a group video call with a friend and then add others for a maximum of 4 people in a group (including yourself). However, if someone else on Skype initiates the call from another device such as a Windows 10 PC, that call can include up to 25 people.

Note You may have difficulty joining some group calls. We recommend that you always initiate group calls when using Xbox One. Functionality may be limited for mobile participants on the call.

How to make group video calls

Note For video chat, participants need to be on an Xbox One console or a PC. Answering a video call from a phone will switch the chat to voice-only.

Use your controller to make a Skype group video call.

  1. Sign in to your Xbox One console using your Microsoft account.
  2. Select the Skype tile.
The Skype tile is highlighted on the Collection screen.
  1. Select the phone icon.
In the Skype app, the phone icon is highlighted.
  1. Enter a phone number or select View all contacts to select the person you want to call.
On the 'enter a number' screen, the 'View all contacts' button is highlighted.
  1. Add up to 2 additional participants by using the Add participants button.
On the 'add participants' screen, the letter 'f' is selected and a contact is displayed.
  1. Select video call.
The selected contact's information is displayed on a screen that offers options to make a video or voice call and to add participants.
  1. Skype will try to call your contacts.
The 'calling' screen is displayed.

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