Skype introduces Qik app to share videos




Skype has made an application that allows users to send. Videos to individual friends or groups of friends The videos are automatically deleted after two weeks, but can be removed earlier by the author.

The free video chat app is launched Wednesday and is available for iOS , Android and Windows Phone . Users do not Microsoft or Skype account in order to sign up; As with include WhatsApp users register with their phone number. It is the address book used to send messages, but the app does not show who the app while already using. Who does not Qik installed, get a text message with a link to the app.

The video messages up to 40 seconds long and the app provides no functionality other than sending videos. Videos can be sent to groups, but also to individual contacts. In addition to contacts recorded video displays up to two weeks; Thereafter, the video is removed. Invents a user, he can remove an earlier video, the video is removed from all phones on which it stands saved.

Users can also set ready messages that they can be sent at times when they are not able to film a video. Message The so-called Qik Fliks can incidentally made only on Android and iOS, the Windows Phone version of the app, they can only receive the time being. This is remarkable, since Skype is a subsidiary of Windows Phone maker Microsoft.

The app is part of a series of apps that users photos and videos to share in small groups, rather than social networks that show the messages to all friends of a user. Include Snap Chat, the Dutch Taptalk and Slingshot Facebook offer such functionality.

Skype took the eponymous app Qik in 2011 on; the app at that time had the same name, also offered all the ability to send videos. using a smartphone to others The app has been deleted from the application stores after the acquisition.


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