Skype adds video message function

Skype users can now send each other short video messages.

The new form of communication – called Video Messages – can be up to three minutes long and sent to all contacts, whether or not they are currently logged on, reported Skype, which is owned by Microsoft.

To start a recording, click on the Video Message option and then Record.

There’s an option to review the message or delete it before sending. It’s a free feature with no limitations, available in Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Blackberry versions of Skype. (dpa)