Skype Update brings free and unlimited video messaging to iPhone and iPad

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Few days back, Skype had announced that the video messaging feature was out of preview, which will allow users to send and receive as many video messages as they wanted.

Skype has just released an update for its iPhone and iPad app, which brings unlimited video messaging for free and other improvements.

Here’s what’s new in Skype 4.9:

  • Video messaging is now free and unlimited 
  • Audio and video call stability improvements. 
  • Share photos more reliably. 
  • Improved accessibility for video messaging. 
  • General fixes and improvements.

Recording a video message on your iPhone, iPad or Mac app is quite simple. When you tap on a Contact in Skype, you should now see a new “Video Message” button if the contact is offline (or tap on the More button for the Video message option for an online contact), tap on it. Then tap on the red record button when you’re ready to record the video message. The video message can be up to 3 minutes long. You also get the option to preview the recorded message, so you can delete and re-record it until you’re happy. When you’re ready, tap on the envelope icon to send the video message to the recipient. Recipients will get a notification and an email message, informing them about the new video message, which will appear in the message and call history.

You can download the update via the Updates tab in the App Store app or download Skype for free from this direct iTunes link.

Let us know what you think of Skype’s video messaging feature. Do you plan to use it?

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