Imagine if you could reinvent the Skype experience, taking into account how messaging, selfies and app culture have changed the way we communicate.
A small team of Skype designers and developers recently took up the challenge to build a new app to run alongside Skype and provide an ongoing form of video chat. They knew they had to create something mobile and lightweight, as spontaneous as messaging but as intimate as calling. And it had to be fun and easy to use. What they created was Skype Qik, and we’re so excited to share it with you today. – Says Skype Blog
Instead of focusing on live video calls and instant messaging-like chats, Skype Qik is designed around asynchronous video messaging – that is, mobile video messages you create and share with others who may not be online at the same time as you.
- Create groups in a flash: grab a bunch of friends from your phone’s address book and start a private chat.
- Pre-record and send video clips (Qik Fliks): can’t respond right away? Thumbs-ups, smileys and more, starring you.
- Erase your message and it disappears from the conversation.**
- Keep it fresh—messages are automatically erased from Qik after two weeks.
- Start a conversation any time—no login, usernames, or passwords needed.