Skype launches their own video chat app on Android and has for quite some time, so Skype Qik shouldn’t strike anyone as a replacement or competition for Skype. On the contrary, it’s actually a completely separate app used for a totally different thing. Skype’s new Qik app is like a quick video message sharing app available for Android users, quite like the way we use Snapchat to send short video clips to friends and family members. Skype really hits the nail on the head with their description, saying simply that Skype Qik is the best thing from Skype… since Skype.
What can you do with Qik?
- Create groups in a flash: grab a bunch of friends from your phone’s address book and start a private chat.
- Start a conversation any time—no login, usernames, or passwords needed.
- Erase your message and it disappears from the conversation.
- Pre-record and send video clips (Qik Fliks): can’t respond right away? Thumbs-ups, smileys and more, starring you.
- Keep it fresh—messages are automatically erased from Qik after two weeks.
The most interesting thing about this app is its pre loaded emojis that helps let the person know how you felt after watching the video.
Skype has also mentioned that after two weeks, the messages will be deleted from the conversation automatically. So basically no need to worry about managing messages and videos that you have shared through it. Also Skype has added that video clips and messages can be saved if the person you sent them to is able to save the media before you delete them permanently.
Watch the promotional video to get the brief idea about its features and functionality.