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A group of users in my office would like to use Skype for some regular meetings when they are out of the office. Is there a hard limit to how many users can be in a group video call with the Basic (not Premium) version of Skype?

None of the information on Skype's website is 100% clear.

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10613/what-do-i-need-to-make-a-group-video-call

lists what hardware specifications are recommended for 3, 5 or 7 user group video chats


https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10872/i-have-a-problem-with-my-group-video-call?q=maximum+users+is+video+call

mentions a possible issue when a tenth user enters a group video call


http://www.skype.com/en/legal/gvc-fair-usage/

describes Skype's fair use policy for am ount of time spent on calls


http://www.skype.com/en/business/

states that the business version can have up to 250 users in a group video conference

none of what I'm finding shows a hard number for how many users can be in a Skype group video conference while using the free version.

Does anyone have any more information? It's looking like it may be a soft limit based on each users system hardware and the bandwidth of all the users.

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According to Skype features page, the limit is now 50.

Skype to Skype calling lets you make free calls online for up to 50 people.

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    This is outdated. See @suncatcher's answer (50)
    – Andrew
    Mar 17 '20 at 22:22
  • Updated. Thanks. Mar 23 '20 at 7:53
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Now the limit was raised to 50.

Free conference calls and group video chat

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