Requirements for video messaging
Video messaging is mainly focused on mobile users, that's why different services have launched apps for smartphones rather than desktops. For a decent video messaging experience, you will need the following:
- A smartphone with adequate specifications, including a good camera, with a decent quality both front and rear.
- High Speed Internet. If your connection is slow, you won't experience a decent video recording.
- Since you expect video messages back instantly, your friends should be as armed as you. So they should also have high-end smartphones with decent cameras.
- An app and a service that will do the store and forwarding of video messages, and will manage the whole stuff.
There are many video messaging apps you can choose from, and here some of them:
Snapchat gives you the opportunity of sharing video messages of up to 10 seconds long. Additionally, it also allows free voice calling, video calling, as well as text messaging. The recorded videos are stored in the device’s cache, then shared with friends. It is also possible to share the videos on social networks.
WhatsApp is mainly a text instant messaging app, today it is one of the most popular apps in the world, and especially popular among smartphone users. One of the features of this app is that you can take pictures and send them, you can also record videos instantaneously and send as well. With WhatsApp you can record video messages can be up to 90 seconds long.
Qik is offered by Skype .This app gives a very simple interface to record your videos ( up to 42 seconds long each) and send them to your contacts who are also using Qik. You can send the videos to a group of friends too. You can't use your Skype account and can't send the videos to your Skype buddies. You register yourself through your smartphone’s cellular number.
Choose from various video messaging apps the one which suits you best and start enjoying all the benefits it offers.