Skype video messages now available on Windows

Skype released their video messaging service for iOS, Android and Mac back in February, and now it's finally Microsoft's turn. Starting today, Windows Skype users will be able to send and receive short video messages from their contacts.

The new feature was expected and it is available for those that download the latest Skype beta version from the official website. Folks can record and send video up to three minutes long and they will be limited to 20 video messages until they'll be prompted to upgrade to Skype Premium.

The new feature is currently only available on Windows 7 and in the desktop version of Skype on Windows 8 but the team does note that video messaging will be hitting the Modern version of Skype shortly. This is only the latest update in the Skype ecosystem, coming on the same day that Microsoft announced the launch of Skype integration into Outlook.com.

Source: Skype Blog | Image via Skype

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Coming soon on the Modern App.
Great now the Modern App will only lack: voicemails, group video calls*, screen sharing.

*premium service that you pay and cannot use with the Official App for Skype on Windows 8/RT and Windows Phone.

Bad Man Duke said,
If we are lucky, the Lync team that was moved under the Skype division recently will start to pick up some of their slack.

I'd rather have the Skype team move under the Lync team. Skype still operates separately whereas Lync is properly integrated to the MS ecosystem.

j2006 said,

I'd rather have the Skype team move under the Lync team. Skype still operates separately whereas Lync is properly integrated to the MS ecosystem.
Think of it this way. The Lync team is in Redmond but reports in under Tony Bates. Who's to say that group won't take over Skype development for the Windows ecosystem along with Lync itself. That would make sense.

They just need to understand that THEY ARE MICROSOFT now, no matter if they join the Lync team or stay as they are.

Microsoft Platform and OSes must be their priority and then, everyone else.
Its unacceptable to have a horrible user experience on Windows Phone, a buggy and featureless Windows 8 App while other platforms are feature rich, getting new functions first and hard stable.

You cannot even use the Premium features that you have paid for on Skype for Windows 8 and Phone.

I understand its hard, assuming the Windows and Windows Phone 8 are new and it needs time to port everything over (ignoring the fact that they are now Microsoft and should have early access to everything) but come one, both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are in the market for 7+ months now.

siah1214 said,
Why were Windows customers last to receive this?

you could ask the wp8 users.. the integration there is worse. actually i would say you can not count on skype yet

siah1214 said,
Why were Windows customers last to receive this?

I think deep down in their heart, the Skype staff hates Microsoft That is the only logical explanation for their complete apathy towards WP8/Metro.

I wouldnt be surprised at all if this was the case. Windows, Windows Phone have absolutely the worst skype experience. Either Skype employees take absolutely no pride in their work or they hate MS so much they cant be bothered.