Microsoft is expanding the number of apps made by its Skype team today with the Skype Qik video messaging app, designed specifically for mobile devices running on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The app is scheduled to launch today for all three platforms.
So what is Skype Qik? Basically, it's a way to send quick video messages to friends that may or may not be online at the time, instead of the real time video chats that are supported by the regular Skype app. Microsoft says:
"It's easy to swap video messages with groups of friends and show everyone what's happening down at the pub, catch up on the latest gossip, or make everyone jealous with your thrift shopping finds. But don't worry, your silly videos won't live on for all eternity and come back to haunt you. Each video lasts exactly 2 weeks. And if you send a message by mistake, or don't like the video, don't panic! You can erase any video you've sent from the chat, whether it's been watched it or not. If you don't want to receive messages from someone, you have the ability to block contacts on Android and Windows Phone. This feature will be available on iPhone in the coming months."
In addition, the iOS and Android versions support Qik Flik, a way to record and send quick five second videos. This feature will be added to Windows Phone in the coming months.
What do you think about the premise behind Skype Qik?
Update Skype Qik is now available for download via Google Play. Enjoy
Source: Skype blog
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