- February 21, 2013
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Blog
Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 and experimenting new features with it. During last year they announced video messaging service for Skype that is now available for users. Skype already best known as video chat messenger now allows you to send short video messages to people when they are online or even offline.
For Mac, iOS and Android
This feature allows you to record up to three minutes long video clip and it will be played back to recipients when they will be online. This service is currently in its beta phase and available for Mac, iOS and Android users only by upgrading to Skype Premium. Android and iOS users can records videos using front facing camera with an option to switch to rear. This service will roll out for Windows systems and mobiles in April however for now they can only receive video messages from others. The Video Messaging feature is available to all US and UK Skype users initially, with a roll out to other countries expected in the future.
“We’re pleased that there’s interest for Video Messaging to come to Skype for Windows and Skype for Windows 8,” says a Skype spokesperson in response to Windows availability. “We’ll let you know when we expand the service to the platform.” We tested the feature out on all available platforms and it seems to sync the video messages just as you’d expect. If you want to download the messages on the Mac side, they’re available in MP4 format. The Video Messages feature is available to all US and UK Skype users initially, with a rollout to other countries expected in the future.
Original Story: The Verge