Skype has Launched a Group Video Messaging App ‘Qik’

Skype_Qik-580-90Microsoft-owned Skype has launched a new smartphone app called Skype Qik, currently available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

The newly launched app allows users to create and send video messages up to 42 seconds to keeps users connected between calls. Here is a videos which shows how peoples can use Skype Qik:

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, wrote by Microsoft’s Dan Chastney and Piero Sierra in a Blog PostSkype Qik makes video conversations more spontaneous and fun so you don’t have to wait until your next call to connect with your favorite people.

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Ephemeral messaging trend seems to be catching up after Snapchat’s success.

Skype itself had acquired video-messaging vendor Qik for USD 100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDnet that the new Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

The other players are also included in this space as Asia-based Line and Viber (which was acquired by Japan’s Rakutan for USD 900 million).

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