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Skype Video Messaging Support Added for Windows Phone

by Todd Haselton | September 4, 2013September 4, 2013 10:00 pm PDT

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The Skype client on Windows Phone now supports Skype video messages. It certainly seems odd to us that it look so long for the client to get the added support, considering that Microsoft owns Skype and launched the service on Android and iOS months ago. Better late than never, we guess.

If you’re unfamiliar with the service, Video Messages are sort of like text messages or even voicemails, but with video. So you can record yourself talking, send it away, and your buddy can view the video whenever he or she receives it. As WPCentral notes, the ability to view video messages was already supported on Windows Phone 8 devices, users just couldn’t send their own messages.

Microsoft said the update also includes “general fixes and speed improvements.” The free update is available from the Windows Phone Store now.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...