Microsoft is retiring the Skype Qik video messaging app on March 24

One of Microsoft's Skype spinoffs, Skype Qik, is being shut down on March 24. Microsoft launched the video messaging app in 2014, but today it said that it has now incorporated many of its features into the main Skype app.

Microsoft stated:

"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. We've enabled video messaging in Skype and fun features such as filters, to make your messages even more personal. To send a video message in Skype today, simply look for the video message icon in the media bar."

Users of Skype Qik are being asked to save any messages they want to keep before March 24. After that date, the app won't allow users to send or receive messages.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham