One of the most popular online voice and video calling software or app - Skype, which is owned by Microsoft has recently unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls."
The app can be called as a complimentary Skype app and it's called Skype Qik. To talk about the functions, it allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help Microsoft catch up to rivals in the fast-growing mobile messaging space.
Microsoft's Dan Chastney and Piero Sierra said, "Skype 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"
"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," wrote Skype Senior Product Manager Dan Chastney and the company's Partner Director Piero Sierra in an Oct. 14 blog post. "They knew they had to create something mobile and lightweight, as spontaneous as messaging but as intimate as calling."
What is important for you to know is that the video that you have shared or someone has sahred with you will only last for exactly 2 weeks.
So you can now call it something like Snapchat. The Qik app is available for phones using Apple's iOS, the Google Android platform and Microsoft's own Windows Phone.
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