Skype LogoSkype has launched a new feature to its software -- Video Messaging.  Rather than video calling, this is instant messaging but by video.

You can record a video, up to three minutes long, and send it via Skype instant messaging.  If the recipient is currently offline they can view it later.

There are some oddities with the launch.  Firstly, Video Messaging is only available on the Mac client or Android and iOS mobile devices.  It is also only available in the UK and USA.

Surprisingly it is not currently available in the Windows PC or Mobile versions; odd given that Skype is owned by Microsoft.  If you send a video message to a Windows user they will of course be able to view it, just not respond via video.

Skype commented ....âWeâre pleased that there is interest for Video Messaging to come to Skype for Windows and Skype for Windows 8. We will let you know when we expand the service to the platform.â

I'm not sure why we need this service and the lack of Windows support seems odd.  Also, there is no mention of the service on the official Skype Blog!

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