Skype is working on a 3D video calling feature, although it could take many years before the device is launched.
Microsoft's instant messaging and video-calling service is working on technology involving multiple cameras being connected to the computer.
Microsoft Skype corporate vice-president Mark Gillett, in an interview with the BBC, said that Skype's labs has been doing work on both 3D capture and 3D display of video calls
"We've seen a lot of progress in screens and a lot of people now buy TVs and computer monitors that are capable of delivering a 3D image," Gillett said.
"But the capture devices are not yet there. As we work with that kind of technology you have to add multiple cameras to your computer, precisely calibrate them and point them at the right angle.
"We have it in the lab, we know how to make it work and we're looking at the ecosystem of devices and their capability to support it in order to make a decision when we might think about bringing something like that to market."
In June 2013, Skype released a video messaging service for Windows desktop, Windows 8, Mac, and its mobile users for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.
The new feature allows users to send recorded video messages to friends that can be played when they come online.