On Thursday, Skype released an update to its iOS app which adds video messaging, along with easier image sharing and improvements to video and audio sharing.
The video messaging feature added in version 4.9 allows users to send and receive pre-recorded videos with contacts.
Recording a message is simple, said Skype’s Yashmin Khan, in a blog post. First, you tap the video message button, and then you tap the record button to capture the message. You can record up to three minutes of video and preview the message before sending it. Once the message is complete, you simply click on the envelope icon to send it.
In issuing the blog post ten days ago, Skype announced plans to take the video messaging service out of preview and to offer it as a full-fledged feature across the iOS, Android, Windows 8, Windows Desktop, Mac, and BlackBerry platforms.
Apparently though, the video messaging update isn’t yet available across all of the announced platforms. The version of Skype for Android that’s now available in the Google Play Store hasn’t been updated since May 1.