The Wait Is Over! ...Well... in 5 days it will be.


Hello World! Remember me? My... How I have missed you all!

It's pretty ironic to me that my last post was over a year ago regarding Multi-User Video Conferencing, and a [then] new program called ooVoo that made it possible for free. Since that post, ooVoo has undergone some changes that now require payment for "premium features".... like Multi-User Video Conferencing! (Grrrr!!!) The 2-way video chat has remained free, but they just don't quite seem to do it as well as Skype in terms of quality, reliability, and ease of use. So many die-hard Skype users never took the leap.
I also predicted in my post that Skype would have an answer to ooVoo soon. Although "soon" was not really an accurate prediction.... According to a recent post by the AP....The wait is over! Next week Skype will be offering Group Video Calling to Windows users for free! Apparently, the Apple version is still in development but should follow soon. Sorry Mac users, you'll have to keep waiting. :(
The service has been reported to be free for now but will require some coin in the near future. So... you better get your Group Video Skype on while it's free.
Hmmmmm, I wonder how long it will be before we will see what this will look like for say... iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, maybe even WebOS tablets made by HP? How will this affect how we communicate in the future... or how our kids will communicate? Watch out Dick Tracey! I guess thats a whole-nother post.
As always, I would love to see your comments. Thoughts please?

UPDATE: Here is the link to download the BETA-

4 comments:

Roya said...

Matt this is great that Skype will be offering group conferencing. I was reading about Tinychat. This is a video/Audio conferencing service which is free. Have you heard about it? What do you think?
Roya

Roya said...

Matt this is great that Skype will be offering group conferencing. I was reading about Tinychat. This is a video/Audio conferencing service which is free. What do you think about it?

Brian said...

We are planning to use this with family in Europe. Glad it is finally coming

Anonymous said...

I am psyched about group video calling!! My sisters and I skype each other but can never do it all at once! Lol We can talk t our friends overseas together now too! Would we have to download a new skype tho? Thanks for sharing!

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