Skype Qik – a new video messaging app
- On October 15, 2014
Send video clips instead of text messages
Microsoft released a new cross-platform video messaging app called Skype Qik. The app, launched yesterday for Windows Phone, iOS and Android, allows you to send short video clips (up to 42 seconds) to online or offline friends. These clips live exactly 2 weeks and disappear after that period of time.
Users can also delete videos sent by mistake, and block contacts (for Android and Windows only). Another feature called Qik Flick will be coming to Windows Phone in the next few months allowing users to send very short clips (up to 5 seconds).
After downloading the app from the Store, users need to sign up with their mobile number (in a way similar to Viber and other apps) so Skype Qik syncs with all contacts. You can send a video message to anyone from the contact list, even to a person who doesn’t have the app installed on the smartphone. In this case, the users will receive an SMS with instructions how to download Skype Qik.
Skype Qik app is really easy to use with its straightforward UI and switching between front and rear cameras made possible directly from the home screen. There is no way to send text messages using Skype Qik, since this is a niche app clearly focused on video messaging. Download Qik on your Windows Phone from the link below.