Skype rolls out video messaging beta

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Did you ever want to leave a message for a Skype buddy who just wasn’t there? Skype’s new video-messaging feature, now in a beta of sorts, is the interactive way to do it.

Available today for users in the U.S., U.K., and other select countries (Skype isn’t listing them all,) video messaging sends a recording to friends who may be offline or on another call.

Android, iOS, and Mac users don’t have to do anything to play around with the prerelease feature, except to make sure they’ve got the most recent software update (the capability has been hiding in plain sight for weeks). If you use Skype on any of these three platforms, you’ll be able to send a video message, and to receive it within your message inbox.

Skype users on Windows can still receive video messages, though they’ll appear as a link, not as a video clip.

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