October 16 2014: Skype has launched a standalone video messaging app app called Skype Qik, created specifically for spontaneous video messaging for group or 1:1 chats.
A small team of Skype designers and developers recently took up the challenge to build a new app to run alongside Skype and provide an ongoing form of video chat. They knew they had to create something mobile and lightweight, as spontaneous as messaging but as intimate as calling. And it had to be fun and easy to use. What they created was Skype Qik.
It is available on Windows Phone, Android and iP 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.
When you want to reply to a message but don’t have time to record a video of your own, you can use a Qik Flik. They’re like GIFs you record yourself – little 5 second videos you can send with just a tap. We start you out with a couple, but you can record and store your own Qik Fliks so you’re ready to respond to anything. This feature is available on Android and iPhone and is coming to Windows Phone in the coming months.
For a few days we have a video aboutQik in our tech video spot on the home page