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Skype Qik is being shut down

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Feb 2016 11:02

Skype Qik is being shut down Microsoft has announced today that Skype Qik is being discontinued.
The app allowed users to send video messages from their mobile devices to groups of friends and was relatively popular despite many competing apps.

Says Microsoft: "We're always hard at work evolving Skype for mobile, and have continued to add new features, such as group video calling. Some of the features we've added might look familiar, and for good reason. In 2014, we launched Skype Qik, a mobile video messaging app to help share moments with groups of friends. Since then, we have learned that many of you are already doing these things in Skype, and as a result, we migrated some of Qik's most used features into the Skype app you already know and love.

We've enabled video messaging in Skype and fun features such as filters, to make your messages even more personal. To send a video message in Skype today, simply look for the video message icon in the media bar.

Due to these updates, the last day Skype Qik will be available for use will be March 24th, 2016. Please make sure to save any special messages you may want to keep before March 24th. After this date, you will no longer be able to send or receive messages."


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