Skype Qik is attempting to become the best video chat app on Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms with some really cool features that should impress users who love to communicate using video messages. The app was developed in just six months by the team which states that although Skype Qik is a part of the Skype family, users don’t need Skype to send video messages. Here’s a quick look at the features of the video chat app from Microsoft.
Features of Skype Qik
Think of Skype Qik as Snapchat, just that it only does video messages. Users just have to launch the app, swipe down to get to the video interface, and hit the big red button to start recording messages. The video messages themselves can be up to up to 42 seconds in length. Users can not only record directly on the phone, but can also send prerecorded video clips called Qik Fliks, which are actually up to 5 second GIF type videos in replies to other messages. Another interesting feature about the app is that when recording videos, users can switch between the front and rear cameras while recording. its certainly handy when you want to capture something on the other side of the phone instantly.
Users also have the ability to erase messages to instantly remove them from conversations, whether or not it has been viewed by the recipients. Even otherwise, a message will be automatically removed from the app after 2 weeks. However, this does not stop a user from saving the video message in a different location before you delete them.
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The app supports up to 21 languages and is available as a free app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, but at the moment only Android and Windows Phone users can block contacts. iOS users will be able to use that functionality in the coming months, though we don’t have an exact date. Similarly, the Qik Flik feature works only on Android and iOS and Windows Phone users will have to wait awhile to make use of it.
Skype Qik Video Teaser
Skype Qik is likely to do well in today’s social scenario where selfies and vine clips are a rage. Let us know your take on this video chat app from Skype.