Skype is one of the most used web services that allows users to connect with their friends and family online through text, audio and video conversations. The service has been evolving and the company behind this service has been adding new features to make it more useful and appealing to the users.

Now one more feature has been added to the feature-filled Skype as in a recent announcement the company has announced that users from now on will be able to send video messages to their contacts. The new feature enables the Skype users to record a video message and send it to others, which will allow people to contact through video even when they are not available to chat. For example a dad can wish happy birthday to his son by sending a recorded messages while being at work on a different part of the world. This new feature could also be used to capture a moment and share it with Skype contacts so they could view what you have to show them when they come online.

skype video messaging New Video Messaging feature now available to Skype users

The service which was in preview stages is now available to all and Skype is charging no extra fee for this feature. Skype users can now record and send video messages using Skype apps for Windows, Windows 8, Mac, iOS, Android and Blackberry. Ironically the feature is not yet available on Windows Phone despite the fact that both Skype and Windows Phone are owned by the same company. It is mind boggling to think that Microsoft failed to deliver a feature on its own mobile platform and did on the rival ones including iOS and Android.

Users can record the video message by simply pressing on the ‘Video message’ button. Skype allows up to 3 minutes messages tha can be previewed before sending.

If you are a Skype user then you can use the new video messaging right now as it has been rolled out to worldwide users and is available for absolutely no charge. If you are using it on your cellular network then standard internet charges will be applied.

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