Skype launches video messaging for users

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Skype’s video chat software application, which first emerged in February 2013 as a beta mode, is now available for everyone. As of now, every Skype user can send a video message to friends and family who are offline. The service was first rolled out as beta preview and now Video Messaging has been officially launched on June 17, 2013, to all Skype users.

skypePeople who are on Skype can record a video message which can be shared with friends who are not available at the moment. The message later pops up for the recipients after they log into their accounts. The Video Messaging has been built directly on Skype software and can be accessed from Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for Windows 8 and Skype for Android and BlackBerry.

Moreover, there is no limit set and you can send and receive as many video messages as you want and all are free of charge. The video messages can be as long as three minutes. The user has to select the name of the recipient and then select a video message in order to be able to send it.

However, the person must be listed as offline for the video message button to appear. The user then has to select the record button to begin recording the video and press stop again once the recording is done.