Video Messaging software for work

Updated: December 01, 2019

2019. Video Messaging app for work Loom raises $30M

Loom, the enterprise collaboration video messaging service - raises $30M. Loom lets you send quick clips of yourself so you can get your point across and get back to work. Talk through a problem, explain your solution, or narrate a screenshare. Some engineering hocus pocus sees videos start uploading before you finish recording so you can share instantly viewable links as soon as you’re done. Remote workers are especially keen on Loom since it gives them face-to-face time with colleagues without the annoyance of scheduling synchronous video calls. Launched in 2016, Loom is finally hitting its growth spurt. It’s up from 1.1 million users and 18,000 companies now.

2013. Skype Video Messaging is generally available for free

Despite all expectations, Skype didn't lock video mail (introduced in winter) in the premium version. Today Skype announced that this new feature is out of beta and is available to all users for free. In addition, video messaging becomes available in Windows-client and Blackberry app (at first it only worked on Mac, iOS and Android). Only Windows Phone users remain disadvantaged. How to use Skype Video Messaging? Watch the video.

2011. Skype acquires Qik, makes group video calls paid

Skype actively starts this year. Just a few days after the launch of the iPhone version with video chat, the company has announced about two other important news. First of all, Skype has acquired (for $ 150 million) the competitor Qik - the mobile video chat and video mail service for Android smartphones. So, apparently, Skype for Android with video chat is coming soon. Secondly, Skype has introduced paid Premium subscription, the main feature of which is a group videoconferencing for up to 10 people. It costs $8.99/month or $4.99 for a day pass. This means that there is no more free group video calls. Group video conferencing is also available in the Skype business version and also costs $ 8.99/month. Note that only the user that initiates video call needs to pay. Mobile Skype users can also participate in group video conferencing, but without the video.