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Microsoft launches preview of Skype Video Messaging for Windows 8?s Modern UI

May 6, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Story and Images by Emil Protalinski / TheNextWeb

Microsoft on Thursday�announced�the preview release of Skype Video Messaging for Windows 8. If you use the Modern UI (Metro) side of Windows 8 or Windows RT, you can now grab the new Skype app from the�Windows Store.

Skype Video Messaging lets you record a video message and send it to another Skype user, even if they're unavailable. Once they come online, they can watch the video message whenever works best.

This release is all about the one feature; the full Skype 1.7 for Windows 8 changelog is very short: "Preview video messaging" and "General fixes." The only general fix Microsoft specified is regarding a bug that results in green video showing up on certain laptops.

Just two days ago, Microsoft�released a preview�of Skype Video Messaging for Windows 7 and Windows 8, but that was for the desktop version of Skype. At the time, the company said it was coming "soon" to Skype for Windows 8?s Modern UI, and now it has delivered.

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