Skype Video Messaging: Preview for Windows Desktop Users

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 by posting in the Skype Support Network here for Skype 6.5 beta for Windows desktop or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Release Notes

You can see a list of issues fixed in this release of Skype 6.5 beta for Windows desktop below:

Category Description
Calling Ability to call is disabled in some situations when trying to call a number
Calling Stability of the application when placing outgoing calls & no camera present in system

We’d also like to thank these volunteers for their work on the localization of Skype for Windows desktop into the following languages:

Bulgarian: Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov

Chinese (Simplified): Wang Miao (

Chinese (Traditional): Teresa Yeh, Penny Yang (Linktel)

Czech: Petr Silon

Dutch: Kees Koenders

French: Fabrice Imperial & Bruno Lépaulard

German: Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli

Hungarian: Mark Bender

Italian: Daniele Conte

Lithuanian: Viktoras Kriukovas

Norwegian: Stig Auestad

Polish: Karol Szastok

Portuguese: Francisco Ferreira

Romanian: Péter & Mónika Henning

Slovak: Vladimír Belička

Turkish: Ömer Emin Dede

Ukrainian: Vitaliy Kupchynskyy & Oleksandr Kramar