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Skype Video Messaging for iOS, Android and Blackberry leaves beta

Also available on Windows and Mac
Mon Jun 17 2013, 15:12

VOICE OVER IP (VoIP) and chat service Skype announced on Monday that its recently announced Video Messaging feature has left preview and is now a full-fledged feature on iOS, Android, and Blackberry handsets, as well as Windows PCs and Mac computers.

Skype announced Video Messaging in February, and the feature does what it says on the tin, enabling users to the service to record a video and send it to friends. Skype boasts that the feature is completely free to use, and that Video Messages can be sent even when the recipient is offline.

Skype said on its blog, "You can now record and share a personal video message, even when your friends and loved ones are not available. The best part is that they'll be able to view your video message as soon as they sign into Skype. Skype Video Messaging is easy and convenient, and only the contact you've chosen to receive your message can view it."

To use the feature, you simply tap the Video Message button within a Skype app, followed by the record icon to start filming a new message. Videos can be upto three minutes long, and you'll be able to watch it before sending it.

"Skype Video Messaging adds another great way to keep in touch with friends and family during life's most meaningful moments. Send a video message to your friends and family today-it's easy," the firm added.

Skype Video Messaging is available now on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Mac, and Windows, although there's not yet a Windows Phone app available. µ


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