Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik video chat app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we dreamed to maintain proximity inbetween Skype calls and dreamed to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we wished to maintain intimity inbetween Skype calls and wished to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we wished to maintain closeness inbetween Skype calls and dreamed to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we dreamed to maintain proximity inbetween Skype calls and wished to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we dreamed to maintain intimity inbetween Skype calls and desired to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we dreamed to maintain closeness inbetween Skype calls and dreamed to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we wished to maintain proximity inbetween Skype calls and desired to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we wished to maintain closeness inbetween Skype calls and desired to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we dreamed to maintain closeness inbetween Skype calls and wished to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we desired to maintain proximity inbetween Skype calls and dreamed to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we wished to maintain proximity inbetween Skype calls and dreamed to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we wished to maintain intimity inbetween Skype calls and dreamed to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we dreamed to maintain intimity inbetween Skype calls and desired to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we desired to maintain proximity inbetween Skype calls and desired to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we desired to maintain closeness inbetween Skype calls and dreamed to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A puny team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we desired to maintain proximity inbetween Skype calls and desired to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, ZDNet

Microsoft launches Skype Qik movie talk app for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone

Microsoft is rolling out its very first version of a fresh, free movie talk app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices that is part of its Skype family.

Microsoft has built a fresh communications app that uses the Skype backbone, and is launching the very first version of it on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.

The fresh app, Skype Qik, is available worldwide in twenty one languages for all three platforms. All three versions of the app are free (and ad-free) and are downloadable from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Windows Phone Store.

A petite team within Skype developed the video-chat app during the past six months, officials said. The intention of the application is to address the part of the mobile market that is moving away from scheduled, one-to-one communications, said Principal Program Manager Lead Dan Chastney.

With Skype Qik, "we wished to maintain closeness inbetween Skype calls and wished to be as lightweight and convenient as SMS and IM," Chasney said.

Albeit Skype Qik is part of the Skype family, users don’t need to have Skype in order to receive Skype Qik movie messages. All that’s needed to communicate is a mobile phone number. No contact information is stored in Microsoft’s or any other company’s cloud.

If a user has Skype Qik installed s/he is notified within the app when a message is received. If the app isn’t installed, the user receives a SMS with a link that provides a download for the app. The message will be waiting once the app is installed.

The brief Qik messages — up to forty two seconds in length — self-destruct (like Snapchat, Microsoft Xim and Microsoft Research WindUp messages also do ) after two weeks. Users have the option of switching their minds and erasing any movie they’ve sent from a talk, whether it has been observed or not. Users also can block contacts on Android phones and Windows Phones, a feature which will be available on iPhones "in the coming months."

Users also have the option of sending pre-recorded Qik Fliks, which are up-to-five-second GIF-like movie messages. Qik Fliks are available now on Android and iOS and "in the coming months" for Windows Phones.

A few months before Microsoft bought Skype, Skype itself bought video-messaging vendor Qik for $100 million back in 2011. A Microsoft spokesperson said the fresh Skype Qik app does not use anything from Qik other than the brand name.

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