qikBack in 2014, Microsoft launched the Qik app. Unlike traditional messaging apps where you send text messages, what made Qik unique was the ability to send your messages as video clips, kind of like Snapchat. However it looks like the app’s days are numbered because according to a post on the Skype blog, they will be shutting it down.

According to Skype, the reason is because Microsoft has started integrating more of Qik’s features into Skype, and because of that, Qik is no longer necessary as a standalone app, which is why they have decided to shut it down. “Since then, 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.”

Skype reassures users that their platform can do the same things. “We’ve enabled video messaging in Skype and fun features such as filters, to make your messages even more personal. To send a video message in Skype today, simply look for the video message icon in the media bar.”

That being said, Qik’s last day will be on the 24th of March, 2016, and as Skype notes, you will want to make sure to save any messages you consider special or worth saving, because after that the app will no longer be available for use.

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