Microsoft has released a new group video messaging app called ‘Skype Qik’ (pronounced as Skype Quick) and made it a cross-platform device i.e the app is now available on the major platforms like Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Skype Qik is basically a video chatting app which lets its users send text messages in the form of short videos. Microsoft, in a blog post about the Skype Qik app mentioned :
Skype Qik is a new video messaging app that gives you a totally effortless way to capture the moment, share laughs, and chat with groups of friends. We know you love your weekly Skype calls with family or friends; Qik keeps you connected in between. Dinner with friends? Bored at work? Having a great day in the park? Go on, share it right from your phone. You’d be surprised how quickly a short video can turn into a great conversation.
Skype Qik has also the flexibility that, if the users at a given time do not have the leisure of replying with a short video, then can use a ‘Qik Flik’. Skype says that these are GIF’s of 5 seconds that usually record the person’s reaction and they can be sent with just a tap! Windows Phone folks have to wait a bit fr this feature as this is right now available only on Android and iOS but Microsoft promises that it will come to Windows Phone in the coming months.
Each video on Skype Qik lasts only for two weeks and if you have sent a video message and you did not like later or if you have accidentally sent a video message, you can always delete the video from the chat even if the recipient has already viewed it.
Skype Qik is free and is available on the iTunes, Google Play and Windows Phone Store. Give it a spin and let us know how you like it!
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