12-04-2013 11:22 - edited 02-05-2013 09:31
Today we’ve released the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Skype for Windows desktop on Windows 7 or above. This feature will also be made available shortly for Skype for Windows 8. Skype Video Messaging lets you record a video message and send it to people who matter to you on Skype anytime, even when they’re unavailable; they will be able to watch the Video Message next time they’re online.
Here’s what you can expect to see:
Recording a Video Message using Skype for Windows 7.
Receiving a Video Message using Skype for Windows 7.
To get the preview version of Skype Video Messaging, download the latest beta version of Skype for Windows desktop on Windows 7 or above (Please note: this feature will require Flash; the beta version of Skype for Windows desktop with Video Messaging in preview may not be available in all markets). This feature is also in preview for users of Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad and Skype for Android. Skype for Windows 8 and Skype for Windows Phone users can also receive and view Video Messages; the ability to record and send Video Messages will be coming to these platforms soon.
As we continue to test Video Messaging in its early release, we’d love to hear your feedback so we can continue to make improvements. Please let us know what you think of this feature.
02-05-2013 14:24 - edited 02-05-2013 14:29
Only for Windows 7 and 8 and requires Flash?
What is this?
Also this would be a good time to enable offline messaging, because it would be really stupid if you could send a video message to someone that's offline but not a normal message.
02-05-2013 17:29 - edited 02-05-2013 17:49
Yeah if we are now able to send a video message offline, we should also be able to send a normal IM message offline! You know like MSN had.. you know? Or MSN users actually have some kind of offline messaging already though (those who either merged with an existing Skype account or made a new from MSN), but native Skype accounts do not have offline messaging. THEY SHOULD NOW THAT SKYPE IS (afaik know) USING THE MSN BACKEND AND SERVERS!
And also, this is all the news for the release? Video message + those two fixes only? Like.. what? How about starting to implement some of the missing MSN features huh, most importantly
1) email notifications popup AND button for it
2) offline messaging
3) photo and youtube video-sharing straight into the chat without sending files (just posting links or dragging pic and it shows in the chat)
4) font customization (color etc).. c'mon Skype! =)
Skype seems to work, but the rest of my desktop is frozen - cannot do anything else while skype is open - is there a fix for this please..
Try to uninstall the currently installed version and install the older 22.214.171.124 version using this msi-installer:
After installing this version, make sure to disable the Automatic updates:
Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Automatic updates ->Turn off automatic updates
There is already a bug report on this issue submitted to Jira.
The only working solution seems to be to revert to the older Skype 126.96.36.199 version.
See also this on potential conflict with such applications as Freecorder:
Hello. I have Skype version 188.8.131.52. When I check for an update, it reads that Skype is already up-to-date, yet I am reading on the forums here that there is a version 6.5. Is that available for Windows 7 or just for Windows 8? If it is available, how can I download it?