Skype to Kill Off Qik Messenger
Feb 22, 2016, 6:43 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Skype today said it will discontinue its Qik video messaging service. Microsoft bought Qik and relaunched the mobile app as a way for people to send quick video clips to one another. Microsoft learned, however, that most people already do this within the main Skype application. Microsoft said it has ported some of Qik's most-used features to Skype and will turn Qik off entirely March 24. Microsoft suggests Qik users save any videos they might want to keep.
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