The less than two-year-old Qik app will close down next month, be sure to secure your memorable messages.
Microsoft-owned chat service Skype has just announced its intention on Monday to pull the plug on its Qik app, which enables users to send quick photo and video messages to their contacts.
Qik app which debuted in 2014 to vie with other chat services such as Snapchat and WhatsApp. From then on, the chat service has transferred a number of Qik’s most utilized features such as video messaging and filters to help users personalize their message into Skype, eliminating the need for both apps.
The Skype issued a blog post that reads, “Due to these updates, the last day Skype Qik will be available for use will be March 24th, 2016.” The blog post added, “Please make sure to save any special messages you may want to keep before March 24th.” After the aforementioned date, users will no longer be able to send or receive messages.
The announcement surfaces out after Skype released its group video calling for mobile devices a week ago. The new functionality enables users to make video call with up to 25 people at the same time through Skype on their iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile handset. Users can also send video messages in Skype, by searching and clicking the video message icon in the media bar.
In other development, Google is also planning to wave goodbye to its lead generation service Compare. According to a report issued by Search Engine Land on Monday, Google will begin shutting down the service today and will no longer be available in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 23, 2016.
To relish the good times you have had with the Qik app feel free to visit PCMag’s 2014 review of Skype Qik.