Up until now, Skype had only allowed video calls between contacts who were online, but now the popular messaging service has included the option to send short video messages to users, even if they are offline, and the person who receives them can view them once they login. This comes as a feature that some users had been eagerly awaiting.
Despite how well technology is advancing, people’s schedules still don’t match up at times, so Skype has launched this tool that allows you to send short videos even if the recipient isn’t online at the time, making communication as convenient and easy as sharing from your smartphone.
You can record up to a maximum of three minutes with Skype’s new video messaging, and can repeat the video as much as you need. When your offline contacts open the program, they can download and view your messages from any platform or device that runs Skype.
It is easy to use – all you have to do is click on the video message button and start recording. Once you’ve hit three minutes, you will be able to preview the message so you can decide if you want to send it or start over. When it’s all ready, all you have to do is click the “Send” button, and type the contact’s info.
This new tool is now available on Skype for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, and Mac. But, if the person you’re sending the message to has an older version of Skype, they will receive a URL with a code so they can view it instead of playing it directly from the preview that appears in the chat box of the latest version.