You might remember that back in 2011, that Qik, the video streaming service, was acquired by Skype for $150 million. However, if you are still enjoying Qik’s services, we have some bad news. The company has announced that the service will be officially closing down on April 30th 2014.
The post on Qik’s website says, “We are retiring Qik as the Qik video messaging technology has now been incorporated into Skype. Users can now enjoy a great experience on Skype with features such as audio and video calling, instant messaging and video messaging with contacts in their Skype and Microsoft networks.”
The Qik app will also be removed from the app stores. If you have already downloaded it, it will stop working after the April 30th. At least the features are available in Skype as they said. So that is good news. If you uploaded a bunch of videos, save them onto your computer or onto a cloud storage service since the videos will also be removed once the service is done. If you paid for the service you will be refunded accordingly. At least you have it until the end of April.
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