Skype launches new app to rival Snapchat

Skype launches new app to rival Snapchat

A new way to send short videos to friends

This week, Skype announced its own new service for sending short video messages to friends called Skype Qik

Skype's newest innovation allows users to take fast, mobile recording features and turns them into an instant message among a group of friends  allowing users to send videos more like an SMS. 

Skype describes Qik as "a totally effortless way to capture the moment, share laughs, and chat with groups of friends" by turning short videos into conversations. The goal is to make video chats "as spontaneous as messaging but as intimate as calling."

The new mobile-only offering has already simultaneously launched on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, and is now available to download.  

Watch how Skype Qik works below now: