Skype doubles the maximum number of group discussion participants to 50

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Updated on April 5, 2019: Extended group group is now available for everyone.

If you notice that you have large meetings via Skype conversations, you can make them even larger soon. As part of an update currently being tested with Skype Insiders, Microsoft is doubling the maximum number of Skype group call participants from 25 to 50 (via Neowin).

The increase in the group call limit also comes with a change in how Microsoft notifies callers. "When you make a call in these large groups, it will send a notification instead of calling all members, to interrupt those who cannot participate," Microsoft says. "This update also shows that the audio and video buttons are now enabled in these larger groups."

The notification change is added to all group video calls, so that even members of smaller groups receive a notification instead of a ring signal. If you want to participate after a call is started, you still have the option to do so.

The increased bell limit is tested with the Skyper version 8.41.76.55 now.

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