How to schedule and hold a group meeting on Skype

16 May 2024

Video conferencing is a popular method of communication between colleagues, partners, and friends. One of the best solutions for holding an online meeting is the Skype application.

How to schedule a Skype meeting

Skype Video call

Group call scheduling is a useful feature that is available in the latest versions of the application.

We have prepared the steps for you:

  • Step 1. Log in to the Skype app.
  • Step 2. From the list of your contacts, select a participant for a future online meeting.
  • Step 3. In the lower right corner, click on the three dots icon. Select «Call Scheduling» from the list. Write down the name of the meeting, specify the date and time, and set up an event notification.
  • Step 4. Click the «Send» button.

After these steps, invitations to the scheduled meeting will be sent to the participants. They can be accepted or rejected. We receive notifications about any updates to the meeting.

How to create and hold a video conference on Skype

There are two ways to create a video conference in the Skype application.

Video conferencing via a Windows client


It is suitable in cases where the Skype program is installed on the computer. To create a conference, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Skype app;
  2. Click on the «Meeting» button;
  3. Generate a link for an invitation to an online event and send it to the participants of a future meeting;
  4. To hold a meeting, click on the «Call» button.

The participants of the meeting receive temporary accounts (valid for 24 hours). Access to the correspondence will be saved only if you log in under your account.

Using the «Meet Now» function

If the Skype application is not downloaded to your computer, then it’s okay. The «Meet Now» option allows you to hold a conference via a browser without registration. 

To do this, first of all, follow the link. In the window that opens, enter the name of the conference, click on the «Create a free video call» button. Send the invitation link to the participants and click «Call».

But the way to create a video conference via «Meet Now» is not available for phones. How do I schedule a Skype meeting on my smartphone? You can organize an event only through the downloaded application.

How to change or delete a Skype meeting

Video conversation

To delete or change a Skype meeting, follow these steps:

  1. Opening the Skype application;
  2. We find the planned event, click on it;
  3. Next, click on the «Edit» button;
  4. In the window that opens, you can change the name of the meeting, date and time, notification, and delete the call.

How many people can be added to a video conference at the same time?

Up to 50 people can be added to the video conference of new Skype versions at the same time. If you have an outdated application, then 25 people.

Automatic summary of meetings in Zoom / Google Meets / Microsoft Teams