Microsoft is killing Skype Qik next month

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Microsoft today announced that the company is killing Skype Qik, a video messaging app that allowed users to share videos with their friends and contacts. The app was available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. However, after March 24th, the app will no longer be available for Windows Phone, Android, or iOS.

In a blog post, the Skype team explained that the company is killing Qik as they have recently added group video support on the actual Skype app for Android and iOS. As for Windows 10 Mobile, Skype’s Group Video call is yet to be available. Nonetheless, here’s Microsoft’s statement:

We’re always hard at work evolving Skype for mobile, and have continued to add new features, such as group video calling. Some of the features we’ve added might look familiar, and for good reason. 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.

We’ve enabled video messaging in Skype and fun features such as filters, to make your messages even more personal. To send a video message in Skype today, simply look for the video message icon in the media bar.

Due to these updates, the last day Skype Qik will be available for use will be March 24th, 2016.  Please make sure to save any special messages you may want to keep before March 24th. After this date, you will no longer be able to send or receive messages.

R.I.P, Qik.

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