Hot on the heels of recent additions to its apps including automatic reconnects for dropped calls and e-gifting, Microsoft-owned Skype is rolling out a short-form video messaging service within its iOS and Mac clients. The new feature allows users to send each other video messages up to three minutes in length, which can be sent to other users even when they aren’t online.
Since this is a beta of the feature, it’s not available to all users. If you’re one of the lucky few, the video messaging option will appear in your app without requiring an update. You just need to make sure you’re running the most recent version of the iPhone, iPad or Mac app in order to receive it. Skype says it’ll be rolling the feature out to more users soon, so if you don’t see it yet, sit tight.
Skype testing video messaging service in iOS and Mac apps originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.