Adult video chat like skype
But in keeping with modern snap apps, Qik video messages also automatically self-destruct after two weeks. That said, if you inadvertently send a video, or have second thoughts, you can erase it at any time. You can block contacts, but only on Android and Windows Phone right now. This special kind of mini-video—like a 5 second animated GIF—can be sent when you're pressed for time. But if you're still curious, here's a little video that explains it better than I ever will.
Qik addresses two modern trends in mobile messaging, both of appear to be aimed directly at Millennials. You can record and store your own Qik Fliks so you're ready to respond to anything, Microsoft says. It's available on Android and i Phone only right now. From the Windows Phone app download page: "Not only is Qik brand new, it’s the very first app from Skype…since Skype. Skype bought Qik in 2011 and shut it down in April this year.
Microsoft today released a new mobile companion app for Skype called Qik that provides group video messaging functionality.
The theory here is that Qik treats video chats like regular messaging, not so much as standalone conversations but rather as ongoing dialogs that can be picked up again over time.
First, it separates this messaging functionality into a discrete app, much as Facebook did with Facebook Chat. Looks like the "new" version has a different focus, but still...
And second, that self-destruct functionality provides the privacy and non-permanence that the younger set seems to crave when they communicate with each other. You'd be surprised how quickly a short video can turn into a great conversation." And here are the pertinent details. You can get Skype Qik for Windows Phone, i Phone and Android handsets. I'm assuming it works independently of Skype because, um, I still can't run Skype on my Lumia 630 (since I depend on voicemail with my Skype In number).
Participants reported feeling connected in all conditions.Compared with other participants, those who spoke on the phone more frequently with their participating friend reported greater bonding during audio chat.Use of textual affiliation cues like emoticons, typed laughter, and excessive letter capitalization during IM related to increased bonding experience during IM.And as an assurance that this is a thing, bigger names are getting in on the conversation as well.While Apple hasn’t sorted out a group function for Face Time and Google’s Hangouts hold court as the desktop preference for group chatters, Facebook has integrated group video chat into its mobile Messenger app, and Fam’s claim to instant fame is that it can host group chats directly within i Message.