Microsoft today released a new mobile companion app for Skype called Qik that provides group video messaging functionality.
The theory here is that Qik treats video chats like regular messaging, not so much as standalone conversations but rather as ongoing dialogs that can be picked up again over time.
When opened, this 'snap' displays for up to 10 seconds before it disappears. You can also share multiple snaps as a story and use a map to share your location with your contacts.
Periscope is an app that lets you broadcast and watch live videos.
These are theories, of course, since I am an actual adult. By the way, it appears that Microsoft has also now crippled the Skype Modern app for Windows 8.1 because it appears to kill voicemail, too.
So bear with me as I wrap my age-addled brain around what's happening here. "Skype Qik is a new video messaging app that gives you a totally effortless way to capture the moment, share laughs, and chat with groups of friends," Microsoft's Dan Chastney and Piero Sierra explain in a new post to the Skype Big Blog. So now I have to stay signed out of Skype on my PC and Windows Phone if I want voicemail to work with my paid Skype In number.
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