Microsoft launches Skype Video Messages
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Microsoft has today taken the wraps off a new feature for Skype, adding Video Messages to their VOIP software. Users can now exchange short video messages with each other, adding another feature to one of the world's most popular clients.
The feature is being made available for the Mac, iOS and Android versions of Skype and is being rolled out in the UK and US initially. Surprisingly, no Microsoft platforms will currently receive this feature, but our guess is there's a special version planned for Windows Phone and Windows 8.
The messages are limited to only 3 minutes in length and can be saved, but only on Mac devices. In addition, only the first 20 messages are free and users wanting to send more will have to subscribe to Skype Premium for $4.99 a month.
In related news, Microsoft has also decided to merge Messenger and Skype together, a move that was anticipated ever since the company bought Skype for $8.5 billion. The upgrade will begin on the 8th of April, starting with English versions and will make its way to the rest of the world over the next few weeks.