Skype video messaging now a full feature on most platforms (except Windows Phone)
posted by Michael H. / Jun 17, 2013, 10:41 AM
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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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
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 10:43 AM 6
Not really, you seem to forget that if nokia is still on track right now, it's thanks to Microsoft's $1B investment.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 11:04 AM 9
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!!
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 12:27 PM 2
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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!
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 11:27 AM 6
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...
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 11:58 AM 1
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.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 1:09 PM 0
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....
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM 2
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
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 1:49 PM 1
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.
posted on Jun 17, 2013, 4:21 PM 0
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