By Vamien McKalin | May 06, 2013 09:06 AM EDT
Recently we reported that Skype has released a beta version of the popular messaging and video calling app for Windows 7 and Windows 8 desktop. This beta version of Skype brings to the table a new feature called 'Video Messaging," which allows one party to send the other a three-minute recorded video. It's nothing we haven't seen before, but it should at least keep Skype up there with the likes of WhatsApp and Viber.
If you were wondering when Microsoft would make the video messaging feature available in the Metro version of Skype for Windows 8, wonder no longer, because it is here. The update began to roll out on Friday, and should be available to everyone soon.
Skype for Windows 8 Description
Skype is the always-on app that makes staying in touch with all your contacts easier than ever.
Stay informed about what's happening with your friends through video and voice calls and instant messaging, all from one app. So, no matter if you're on a PC, Windows Phone, Mac, tablet, iPhone or Android device, Skype keeps you connected and always available.
Once you sign in, the app is always on without draining your device's battery, so you can take calls any time.
Exchange instant messages with all your Skype, Messenger and Outlook.com contacts.
Call any phone quickly and easily from Skype.
All Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls are free.
Your messages are delivered straight to you, no matter what you're doing.
Snap Skype left or right and do more while you IM, video call or keep an eye on your home screen.
Share photos, videos and files of any size over Skype.
Preview video messaging. Record and share your video with friends, even when they're unavailable. Send 20 video messages for free, or go unlimited with Skype Premium.
Download Skype for Windows 8 Metro right here.
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