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.
The last day Skype Qik will be available for use will be March 24, 2016. Make sure to save any special messages you want to keep before March 24th. After this date you will no longer be able to send or receive messages.
Introducing Skype Qik (say “quick”), a free* video messenger made for capturing moments and sharing laughs throughout your day. Set up a group and immediately start shooting and swapping videos. Send something to crack your friends up, or show off a new dance move—whatever you want. New messages are added to a chat that you can watch like a movie with a single tap. Qik even lets you erase your video right out of the chat.**
Don’t just send just text or photos. Go full-video with Qik.
What can you do with Qik?
• Create groups in a flash: grab a bunch of friends from your phone’s address book and start a private chat.
• Pre-record and send video clips (Qik Fliks): can’t respond right away? Thumbs-ups, smileys and more, starring you.
• Erase your message and it disappears from the conversation.**
• Keep it fresh—messages are automatically erased from Qik after two weeks.
• Start a conversation any time—no login, usernames, or passwords needed.
* Mobile data rates may apply. We recommend using an unlimited data plan or WiFi connection.
** It may be possible for recipients to capture and save videos elsewhere before you delete them from Qik.
- October 18, 2014 Initial release
- October 24, 2014 New version 1.2.83
- December 17, 2014 New version 1.3.0
- February 12, 2015 New version 1.4.0
- February 19, 2015 New version 1.4.1
- April 16, 2015 New version 1.5.0
- April 29, 2015 New version 1.6.0
- May 23, 2015 New version 1.7.0
- June 13, 2015 New version 1.8.0
- June 23, 2015 New version 1.9.0
- October 12, 2015 New version 1.9.1