Skype Video Messaging service that allows users to send and receive short video messages from their contacts is now available to all for free, Skype announced. This video messaging service was announced early this year and is in beta till now, when it is in beta it only allowed users to receive 20 messages and premium skype users have given full access. Now the service is out of beta and available to all Skype users as free of cost.
The service is available on most of the platforms except Windows Phone platform, it is ironic that Microsoft owns both Windows Phone and Skype and the Skype video messaging is absent on its own platform. Windows Phone users will able to receive and view Skype messages but they can not send it as of now. But the support for sending video messages might be added soon to WP as well. Currently Skype Video messaging is supported on Windows desktop, Windows 8, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.
With the service being free for everyone now users can record upto 3 minutes long videos and send them as video messages. No need to find common time for both of you to be infront of the system or phone. The new service makes it easy to send and receive video messages when you can’t find a convenient time to hang out on a video chat.
Recording a Skype Video Message is simple:
- First, tap the “video message” button.
- Next, tap the record button to capture your video message.
- You can record a message of up to three minutes, which can be previewed prior to sending. If you’d like to, you can delete and re-record until you are completely happy with it.
- When you are ready, simply click on the envelope icon to send your video message to the recipient.
What do you think about the new feature, will it be useful for you in your daily communication routine.?