Skype is world renowned for offering a messaging service that allows you to not only call someone (basically replacing the home phone) through your computer, but also to video call them as well. The best part about Skype is that it also does this through mobile format as well. So when we heard that Skype had launched a “Video Message” service, we were intrigued, and wanted to know, what is it?
Skype Video Message is essentially, according to Skype, the ability to send a video message up to three minutes long through a secure internet connection, that the recipient can receive and see, even if you yourself are not online. By doing this, Skype taps into a sort of “Video Voicemail” niche that was previously unheard of. Where as we have Skype and Google Hangouts, we now also have the ability to leave a quick Hello to an old friend, or to make a quick tutorial on how to prepare for an exam.
Video Messaging works on all platforms, and available on every device besides the Windows Phones, which we feel is rather ironic since Microsoft… owns Skype. No word yet on when it will be available on Windows phones, but probably soon. Check out this video for a good idea of what it looks like.
Skype Video Messaging is out now. Previously it was available on a limited number of devices as a BETA test, but now is finally available for all consumers. It’s also free with Skype, so a premium membership is not required.