Skype Video Messaging

Skype this morning announced that it's taking its video messaging feature out of "preview" status and keeping it as a free feature on its desktop, Android, iOS and BlackBerry apps. (Windows Phone, oddly, is omitted.)

The feature records up to 3 minutes of video that then gets sent to a specific contact's Skype account either directly, or as soon as they're back online. 

The actual act of recording a video message is simple, but a bit buried. You have to first choose which contact will receive the video message. If you're viewing a contact, hit the "more" option. If you're already in a conversation, you'll need to hit the + button. Then record, and send. You can cancel or re-record easily enough.

As Skype is graduating the video messaging feature from "preview" status, there's no new download necessary. If you're already using the latest version of the Skype app, you're good to go.

Source: Skype


Reader comments

Skype takes video messaging out of 'preview' status


Let me know when Skype upgrades its mobile video-call feature from "crappy" to "usable."


why is it crappy?

I use Skype to video chat with my friends and family on a daily basis.
(either within the continental US or to Europe)

It works great and the video is crystal clear.

(this applies to Skype on my PC or Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0)

There is one thing that I hate about the Skype Android app. There is no way to
enlarge the fonts in Skype instant messaging. In the Skype PC version, font
sizes can be changed. Guess they haven't gotten around to fixing it for the
Skype Android app yet. Even with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the font is too tiny.

@Phil Nickinson

Thanks for the post.

Skype is one of the best software for chatting, talking, video chatting n so on from the beginning. So Microsoft should make it always up to date and attractive for us. good work from Microsoft.

Thanks in Advance