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Skype Adds Video Messaging

About a month and a half ago, Skype announced the launch of video messaging for Windows desktop users. It was available in preview mode to Windows 7 users.

Today, the company announced that the feature is now out of preview mode, and is now a full-fledged feature of Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad, Skype for Android and Skype for BlackBerry. In other words, all Skype users now have access to video messaging, and it’s free.

“Just like the millions of users around the world who have already previewed video messaging, you too can now record and share a personal video message, even when your friends and loved ones are not available,” Skype’s Yasmin Khan says in a blog post. “The best part is that they’ll be able to view your video message as soon as they sign into Skype. Skype Video Messaging is easy and convenient, and only the contact you’ve chosen to receive your message can view it.”

To use the feature, just tap or click the “video message” button, hit “record,” and capture your message. Messages can be up to three minutes, and you can preview before sending.

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