It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything regarding Skype Video Messaging and when it would be made available. While it’s not the official version yet, the preview version recently became available in the Windows Store.
A few days ago, Microsoft released a preview of Skype Video Messaging for the desktop (Windows 7 and Windows 8) version of Skype and had specified that it would be “coming soon” to the UI formerly known as Metro and the company delivered on that promise.
Skype Video Messaging lets you record and send a video message to friends and family on Skype anytime, even when they’re offline. It’s important to remember that this is a preview version; as such, it may not be as smooth as it will be in the final version. Microsoft is inviting its users to submit feedback on the feature.
The new update doesn’t bring any other new features to the table aside from the usual round of bug fixes we’ve grown accustomed to with app updates. The only general fix Microsoft specified is regarding a bug that results in green video showing up on certain laptops. Also, it’s important to note that flash is required, as is the Windows Store in your particular market in order to download the app.
Microsoft also plans to bring the feature to Windows Phone users, though it didn’t specify when exactly this rollout will occur. We’ll be sure to keep everyone up to date on new developments.