Skype today launched a new beta video message feature, letting users record videos as long as three minutes and send them to Skype contacts to view whenever it’s convenient. It’s not the most groundbreaking technology in the world, but it is a nice new feature for Skype users.
Here’s the odd part: It’s not yet available for Skype on Windows, despite the fact that Skype has been part of Microsoft for two years. iOS, Android and Mac users can use the feature, which offers 20 free video messages and then requires Skype Premium ($4.99/month) to continue.
If you’re a Windows or Windows Phone user and receive a video message, a message will be sent to you with a link for the video.
Given that Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011, this all seems a bit odd.
Previously on GeekWire: Open letter to Skype from digital rights advocates urges Microsoft to issue transparency reports
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