Video Messaging software for work
2021. A new asynchronous video startup, Weet, is helping employees communicate on their own schedule
Weet is a new asynchronous video startup that is entering a crowded field. It's recognizing the power of asynchronous meetings as an attractive alternative to phone calls, real-time meetings and even email, where tone is often lost and content can be misconstrued. Loom, for example, a six-year-old enterprise collaboration video messaging service that enables users to send short clips of themselves, has already raised at least $73M. Another, newer entrant is SuperNormal, a year-old, Stockholm, Sweden-based work communication platform that employs video and screen recording tools to help teams create and send asynchronous video updates throughout the day and which raised $2 million in seed funding.
2020. Vimeo introduces free video messaging with Vimeo Record
Vimeo Record is a new product that allows teams to communicate through asynchronous video messages. Sometimes a video can get your message across more effectively, rather than “scheduling another call or writing a long email or Slack thread. So Vimeo created a Google Chrome extension that allows users to easily record their screen or their face, share and comment on those recordings, organize them into folders with different permissions and receive notifications when someone watches. Anyone can send unlimited messages for free, but Vimeo will charge for premium features like the ability to host videos on a third-party, custom-branded video platform.
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.