Microsoft has released a new update for its Skype app for the iPhone that adds group audio calling support. This is the first time this feature has been added for any Skype smartphone app.

Microsoft says that the 5.4 update for Skype includes a new call button that's been placed in the bottom navigation bar. Tapping on it will start the group call, which can currently support up to four people. Microsoft hints that more callers could be added in future update.

It says:

Once a group audio call has started, the number of participants will be displayed in the top bar. Tap the navigation bar to see the active participants on the call. You can also see any contacts that are in the group but not on the call. Furthermore, as the host, you can also selectively take people off the call without ending the current call.

What do you think of this new feature for the iPhone version of Skype?

Source: Skype blog