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Skype Video Messaging now free to use, exits beta with no Windows Phone support

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Skype Video Messages
Skype Video Messages

Skype launched its Video Messaging feature earlier this year as a preview for Mac, iOS, and Android, but it was limited to 20 free messages before a Skype Premium subscription for $4.99 a month was required for continuous use. Skype is bringing the feature out of preview today and scrapping the subscription requirement to let users send and receive video messages freely.

The Video Messaging feature, which lets you send short video clips to Skype contacts, is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. Surprisingly, there's no support in the Windows Phone client for Video Message sending, a strange omission given that Microsoft owns the video and voice service. We've reached out to Microsoft to clarify when it plans to provide full support for Windows Phone users, and we'll update you accordingly.