Microsoft the company that owns Skype is giving up all hopes on Its Skype Qik service…which is just 18 months old. The reason behind this would be because its features are already available on a full fledged Skype app which would actually mean a sort of duplication and waste of resource. Skype officially posted this on its web blog confirming that as from 24th, Skype Qik would be gone for good and so the discontinuation shouldn’t be a sudden action without prior information ahead of time.
Based in the blog post, its written as such
“In 2014, we launched Skype Qik, a mobile video messaging app to help share moments with groups of friends. 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 Qik was actually made so flexible in a way to enhance easy and quick video messages, Skype Qik in other words could be like a Snapchat clone which has lots of features ranging from video messaging and lots more. So all these features are just included in a normal Skype application making it a full fledged.
Actually, it seems Microsoft would always like to give the Qik app a chance since this is the second time such chance would be given. Back in the Mid 2014, April precisely when Microsoft did shut off the service officially after acquiring the company behind it. Current users of Skype Qik are advised to save any special messages they may want to keep before the end of March, when they would be totally shown a blank out app that does nothing but smiles back at you.