Saturday 27 May 2017

Skype shutting down Qik video messaging app

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Emma Clark

Skype today announced that it is shutting down its Qik video messaging app by March 24th and migrating features to the main Skype app.

Skype has announced that it is shutting down its Qik video messaging app at the end of March.

The app was launched back in 2014 to take on services like WeChat and Snapchat. Qik let users send short video messages (of up to 42 seconds) that they could then send to others. Like some competitors, it featured message deletion after two weeks.

The problem facing Qik is that most of its features are now available through Skype. As the company said, "In 2014, we launched Skype Qik, a mobile video messaging app to help share moments with groups of friends. Since then, we have learned that many of you are already doing these things in Skype, and as a result, we migrated some of Qik's most used features into the Skype app you already know and love.”

Skype Qik will be completely shut down by March 24th.

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