Microsoft has rolled out a new update to the Skype for Windows desktop application. This new update provides a preview of Skype’s Video Messaging feature. This feature is available for Windows 7 and Windows 8, and will see an update in the near future for the Windows 8 Skype app.
Skype’s new video messaging capabilities are great for those who love to send video messages to their loved ones. “Skype Video Messaging lets you record a video message and send it to people who matter to you on Skype anytime, even when they’re unavailable; they will be able to watch the Video Message next time they’re online,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
In order to snag this new feature, you will need to download the latest beta version of Skype for Windows 7/8 (via the download link we provided below). The video messaging feature requires the use of Adobe’s Flash.
Microsoft has also rolled out this new feature in preview form for those who use Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad and Skype for Android. Microsoft will also be releasing an update for the Skype app for Windows 8 and Skype app for Windows Phone to create video messages, but they can still view video messages sent to them.
Hit the download link below to snag the latest beta version of Skype for Windows 7/8 to try out this new feature.
This article was updated to reflect that the update is for Windows 7 and Windows 8 desktop application, with an upcoming release for the Skype app for Windows 8.Skype, Windows 8