Skype rolls out Video Message feature – for some (VIDEO)

Skype users can record a brief Video Message and send it to an offline user. It\'s not yet available for Windows platforms. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)

Neal Augenstein, wtop.com

WASHINGTON – Skype is rolling out a new feature that users who have trouble connecting will likely appreciate.

It’s called Video Message, and it’s the visual equivalent of an answering machine.

Skype users on iOS, Android and Mac – not on Windows platforms – can send a video message up to 3 minutes in length to a person on their contact list who is offline.

Windows users will have access to Video Message by the end of April, according to Techradar.

Skype users on non-Windows platforms can send the video message from a phone, tablet or computer.

Users are able to use the feature to send 20 free video clips or upgrade to a Skype Premium subscription to send unlimited video messages.

Here’s how it works:

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