UK and US Get Skype Video Messaging

Skype this week launched a new feature that allows users to leave short video messages for their contacts. Only available for Mac, iPhone, and Android users for the moment, the feature appears in the "Conversations" drop down menu and allows users to record three minute videos that they can then send to their contacts. The first 20 messages are free. After that, you'll need a Skype Premium subscription to use the feature.

Speaking to The Verge, a Skype spokesperson gave no indication as to when Windows users can expect to see similar functionality on their version of Skype.

"We’re pleased that there’s interest for Video Messaging to come to Skype for Windows and Skype for Windows 8," The Verge quotes a Skype spokesperson as saying. "We’ll let you know when we expand the service to the platform."

What's more, The Verge reports that the Video Messages feature is only available for US and UK users for the moment, and that a rollout to other countries is expected in the future. However, we tried it in Canada and it seems to work just fine, so let us know if you're able to use it outside of the USA and UK.

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  • Soda-88
    Wtf? Why would Microsoft make it available on non-Windows devices only at first?
    Not that I'll ever use it but still.
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  • southernshark
    Not even offered for Windows 8 / W8 phones yet........ Kind of sad.
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  • Soda-88
    Wtf? Why would Microsoft make it available on non-Windows devices only at first?
    Not that I'll ever use it but still.
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  • IndignantSkeptic
    What reason would they have for it not being worldwide except perhaps because some Internet infrastructure in some regions of the world is pathetic. That doesn't seem to be the case here though because these countries don't have the best Internet. Could it be government corruption?
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