Skype Lite introduces Group Video Calling; allows you to invite your Facebook and WhatsApp friends

Abhishek Baxi

Skype Lite has brought Group Video Calling to users in India, just around the festive season in the country.

Launched earlier this year, Skype Lite offers a lightweight, data-friendly messaging, sharing, and calling experience on low-end Android smartphones. Skype Lite is specifically made for India, and offers a fast and reliable Skype experience.

The new feature allows anyone to join the group video or audio call on Skype Lite for free. You can also share a Skype Lite group call link with your friends, especially those on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger or other messaging services, and invite them to join the call.

Those who receive the group video call link can join the call as a guest on Skype Lite right away by providing a name – there’s no need to sign up or sign into a Skype account any more. The guest account is valid for 24 hours.

Microsoft is also making Ruuh, the Indian chatbot, available on all Skype products in India. Made for Indian market, the English-speaking bot is described as “a desi AI who never stops talking” and was launched earlier this year. During Diwali, the major Indian festival, Ruuh can help you create fun, personalized Diwali cards. Also, the company has released new collection of Diwali themed emoticons on all Skype products in India.