The success of its video calling feature calls upon Skype to introduce innovation and creativity in its product in order to keep its users knotted in the software. In such an attempt, Skype is about to introduce a video messaging feature for Android, iOS and Mac. The messaging feature will allow users to send short video messages to their friends over Skype if they are unavailable for chat. The duration of the message can be as long as 3 minutes and for the time being, those with the latest version of Skype on Mac, Android or iOS can avail this new feature only if they are living in UK or US.
The new feature is yet not available to Windows users but Skype promises that Windows users will be able to use it by April this year. However those with other operating systems will still be able to receive the video messages. Soon enough, Skype will be bringing this feature across all platforms. Skype is currently awaiting feedback from its users on the feature before going big with it.
According to Skype, this effort started with the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows, which allows users to sign into Skype using a Microsoft account. Now Messenger users need to update to the latest version of Skype, sign in using a Microsoft account and they will find their Messenger contacts moved there.
Skype states that over the next few months it will help users with the transition process and assist them with other information. To help users learn how to get the most out of Skype, the VoIP service states that they should be on the lookout for some special offers later this year as users join their Messenger friends in the migration.
In Skype 6.0, users can send instant messages to their Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts via Skype. Users with Microsoft accounts can merge the MS account with Skype. All they have to do is sign in to Skype with their Microsoft accounts.