Skype video messaging now a full feature on most platforms (except Windows Phone)

Skype video messaging now a full feature on most platforms (except Windows Phone)
Maybe Microsoft just doesn't want to show any sort of favoritism to the platform that it created with the video service that it purchased. Or, maybe Microsoft has deeper integration planned, and would rather work towards that than adding a feature to an app. Whatever the reason, users on most platforms will be happy to know that Skype video messaging has graduated to a full feature on most platforms... except Windows Phone (and Linux). 

Of course, we're a mobile tech news website, so the Linux side of things don't really concern us. The real story here is that Skype has taken its video messaging feature out of beta and graduated it to prime time on Windows 8, Mac, Android, iOS, and even BlackBerry, but not Windows Phone. Video messaging has been in beta since February

The feature is exactly what you'd expect and allows users to leave video messages for someone who is offline, and that person can view the message when they come online. And, of course, video messaging is completely free. 

If you want to give it a try, just head over to your platform's app store for the update: Google Play, iTunes App Store (iPhone/iPad), BlackBerry World

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22 Comments

1. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

EPIC FAIL. M$ owns Skype but it seems like they don't even believe in a future for WP. M$ is really holding Nokia back

2. SleepingOz unregistered

Not really, you seem to forget that if nokia is still on track right now, it's thanks to Microsoft's $1B investment.

3. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

MS owns Skype so there is no excuse for it to bring this new feature to olther OSes before THEIR OS

4. SleepingOz unregistered

I fully agree with you on this! But my comment was directed to the last part of your comment.

10. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

The EPIC FAIL here is that MicroSlow had Hotmail Messenger Video chat long before everyone else. It amazes me that there are still Windows Mobile die-hards out there that refuse to admit utter failure and defeat: move on people, get real smart phones. I love that Lumia 928 but, not with Windows on it and those stupid tiles!!

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hey kid did ur dadi not gave you any pocket money today

17. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

No he didn't, I'm about as broke as Skype Video on Windows Mobile!

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

so your are dumb as they say its not windows moblie we are talking about here go away shuu

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

So the company that's constantly attacking Google for not supporting WP, doesn't even give their own customers it's best stuff? Weak! And CaoticBUTTERKNIFE, don't even even think about replying! I'll say whatever I want about WP, good or bad!

6. Diego!

Posts: 852; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Microsoft should bring Skype video messaging for ALL OS at once. Why WP always last? Are they kidding their own customers?

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

MS wants to make money without any effort and not delivering with a good product.

8. Paradox

Posts: 124; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Maybe Microsoft ain't developing for windows phone because they want the $100,000 :)

9. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Yawn. Is this minor issue worth shouting about? I only see those who don't use a WP device yapping about the injustice. Microsoft has bigger and better things planned for Skype on their own native OS, and such matters are not the business of Android users...

11. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Maybe Microsoft will integrate it deeply in next version of WP, that's the reason they are not updating it on WP8..........

12. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

this is the response the skype team gave wpcentral "“Windows Phone users can already receive and view Video Messages. We will inform you if we add send capability at a later date.” the keyword here is IF. i hope this is because of a later integration into wp8 that they have planned, but based on that response there's no telling if they will even do it.

13. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Nokia should grab android. If its own window is not supporting them then why to hold there hand and walk... comon nokia u can run in ur full speed if u accept android....

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

use skype on wp8 first then talk its absolute other getting features but not integration like wp8 gets in it not just skype everything social is top of the line in wp8 this is one sector not even apple come close to

16. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Wp lack fb messenger...

21. SirHamm

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

It's built into our normal messaging app.....:rolls eyes:

18. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

i'm pretty sure if symbian was still hot, it would have gotten this feature before wp8...imagine blackberry getting this before wp.. you own something and can't even work on your os before others..i'm so pissed cos they're dragging nokia back.

19. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

maybe, it's still being tested, stop being haters

20. MetroPhase

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

wow, funny how everyone on here that is complaining doesn't even own a WP8 device...however I hope the delay to WP is full integration with people hub

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