Microsoft has confirmed that it it will be shutting down Qik, its ephemeral mobile video messaging app which debuted on mobile in October of 2014. Marketed under the Skype brand, the app promised to make video conversations “more spontaneous and fun so you don’t have to wait until your next call to connect with your favorite people.”
The last day Qik will be available for use will be March 24, 2016.
“Please make sure to save any special messages you may want to keep before March 24th,” cautions the software giant. “After this date, you will no longer be able to send or receive messages.”
“We have learned that many of you are already doing these things in Skype, and as a result, we migrated some of Qik’s most used features into the Skype app you already know and love,” wrote Microsoft.
To send a video message in Skype, users can simply tap the video message icon in the media bar. The application also supports the ever-popular video filters.