Skype video messaging goes free and unlimited, send a video clip to all your friends!

Skype has pushed an update to their iPhone and iPad applications that brings with it free, unlimited video messaging. Previously, free video messaging was limited with premium accounts only having an unlimited allowance, but that time is now over. Video messaging rolled out gradually, with an initial launch tested with iPhone, iPad and Mac users before a global launch just a couple of weeks ago.

Video clips can be up to three minutes long, and the fact that all users can now send as many as they like has lots of positive implications for continued use of the service. A call is not always convienient, but there's something a lot more personal about seeing someone as they're speaking to you. Like they really, actually do want to talk to you.

Beyond opening up video messaging yet further, Skype has also thrown in a bunch of stability improvements for both audio and video calls, along with more reliable photo sharing and a bunch of bug fixes. I have to confess I've still not yet taken Skype video messaging for a test drive, how many of you have tried it? What do you think to it?

Richard Devine

Senior Editor at iMore, part time racing driver, full time British guy

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phoon61 says:

Didn't work on my skype account in Canada

phoon61 says:

Sorry, downloaded the app it tried charging after 1 video message then 3 minutes later it auto updated on my ios 7 beta 2 iphone 5 and is free now!

Cool thanks

mmartins94 says:

I got the update, still no free videos. I get an error "VIDEO_MESSAGE_FREE_REMAINING_TITLE_-1 - Upgrade to Premium account to enjoy unlimited video messages."

mmartins94 says:

I correct myself. The app gives me that error, but otherwise the service works.

mindfrost82 says:

Still seems to crash for me in iOS7 Beta 2. I don't expect all apps to work since its a beta and I'm a developer. It'll load, but it crashes when opening a conversation or trying to IM someone.

Mariam936 says:

This is great!!! My sister is studying abroad, so we are often missing each other when calling. Video messaging makes my life easier