To record and send video messages, you need a webcam and the latest version of Skype for Windows desktop on Windows 7 or higher.
You can record up to three minutes of video per message.
It’s easy to record and send a video message to your friends on Skype:
You can send video messages to both your online and offline contacts.
You can also send a video message through the chat text box by either clicking on the Send Video Message button:
Or by clicking the paperclip icon to expand the menu options if it's not already:
If you've called one of your contacts and they’re not answering, you can click the Send video message link in the conversation window to send a video message as well.
To view the received video messages, first make sure you’re using the latest version of Skype for Windows desktop.
The video message you’ve received appears in your Recent conversations. Simply click the video to play it in the conversation window.
You can receive a video message even if the contact that has sent it to you is offline.
If you’re using an earlier version of Skype, you’ll receive a link and a code. To view the video message you’ve received, simply click the link and enter the code on the webpage that opens in your internet browser.
After viewing your received video message, you can click to get back to the conversation window or click to reply with a video message.
Did you record or receive a memorable video message that you want to save forever? Simply right-click it from your chat history, then select Save as. Browse to the location where you want to save the video, then click Save.
You can cancel the video messages you’ve recorded before sending them. Also, once the video has been sent, you can right click on the video message and select remove message to delete it from the chat for up to 60 minutes after it's been sent.
If you’ve received a nuisance video message and want us to delete it, contact Skype Customer Service.
Learn how to block and report nuisance contacts in Skype for Windows desktop.
To find the video messages you’ve sent or received, check the conversation history that you’ve had with the contact.