Skype rolls out free Video messaging for iPhone, iPad and Mac

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Skype has just enabled its video messaging feature to its iPhone, iPad and Mac apps.

Skype had launched the feature earlier in the year as a preview, which allowed some users to send up to 20 free video messages, after which they needed to buy Skype’s premium subscription for $4.99 per month.

Skype says that the video messaging feature is out of preview, which will allow users to send and receive as many video messages as they want for free.

Skype Video Messaging adds another great way to keep in touch with friends and family during life’s most meaningful moments. Send a video message to your friends and family today—it’s easy.  You can capture a fleeting memory, create a heartfelt reminder or simply tell a friend or family member “wish you were here” even when they aren’t online

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.

What do you think of Skype’s video messaging feature? Let us know in the comments.

Via Skype’s blog

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  • Chris Anson

    Not seeing it in either app store (CAD or US)

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Skype has enabled it from the back end. They haven’t released an updated app.

      • Luis

        I have it here in Mexico and don’t remember any recent update.
        * tap on a contact
        * tap on +more
        * tap on video message