Skype, one of the pioneers in video calling, has recently launched a video messaging application named Skype Qik which is quite similar to Snapchat. Snapchat was giving some competition in the area of quick back-and-forth video chats because of its simple interface. With the new quick video delivery app, Skype Qik, the Skype is stepping out of its comfort zone and trying to show that it won’t let competitors get away that easy. The mobile-app is focused on sending short clips. But unlike Snapchat, you can only send these clips to people on your contact list. You can’t enter a phone number or anything in the app. The user has to be in your contact list in order for you to be able to engage in video messaging with that person. Similarly, when you setup the application you aren’t required to enter your Skype details or create an account with Skype Qik. It just asks you to enter your phone number. All messages vanish after two weeks to help protect your privacy, and you can pre-record certain messages which you want to share as a standard reply.
The application is available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. And it is free to use. So if you want to do some quick video messaging, try out Skype Qik.