How to Skype With Three People

by Jason Spidle

The free voice over IP (VoIP) software Skype features conference calling and group-video functionality that enables you to make Skype calls with three people at the same time. Skype conference calls made to Skype users are completely free. You can include non-Skype users on the conference call by using purchasable Skype credit. Initiating a conference call with Skype users or non-users is a simple task that takes only a few minutes to complete.

1

Click "Start," type "Skype" into the search box at the bottom of the menu, then press Enter.

2

Press and hold the Ctrl key and select the three people you would like to call. If you want to include people who do not have a Skype account, click the "New" button and select "New Contact." Click "Save a phone number in your contact list" and enter the name and phone number of the non-Skype user, then click "OK."

3

Click the "Call Group" button once you have selected the three people you want to call to initiate the Skype conversation.

Tip

  • check Skype Premium subscribers can initiate conference video calls by clicking the "Video Call" button instead of "Call Group."

About the Author

Jason Spidle is a technology enthusiast and writer. His writing on computers, smartphones, Web design, Internet applications, sports and music has been published at a variety of websites including Salon, JunkMedia, Killed in Cars and The Columbia Free Times. Spidle maintains a number of blogs featuring poetry, short stories and other fiction.