Skype Qik lets you swap short video messages with your friends


Skype Qik on Android

Skype may be one of the better-known options for video messaging, but it doesn?t hold a candle to a services like Snapchat if you just want simple, back-and-forth discussions. The Skype team isn?t taking this competition lying down, though ? it just rolled out Skype Qik, its own take on rapid-fire video delivery. The mobile-only app is focused solely on swapping short clips (up to 42 seconds; yes, it?s a nod to Hitchhiker?s Guide) as part of conversations with your phone contacts. In theory, it?s just what you need to coordinate a night out or catch up with pals who are rarely available at the same time. All messages vanish after two weeks to help protect your privacy, and you can pre-record ?Qik Fliks? to use when you?re either too busy or just want to reply with your favorite internet meme.

The new service is available on…

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