Technically, there is an indefinite time span for which the video messages on Skype are stored on the server. But as we all are probably aware of the fact that free services don’t tend to last forever. In fact, the indefinite time period ends sooner than we think. Thus, keeping a backup is always a wise move. In the blink of an eye, you can lose your skype videos if you don’t back them up somewhere. Unfortunately, earlier, the users didn’t have this option. The logic behind keeping your videos with you is that it provides you the power to keep them safe.
Do you know what happens when a server loses an extensive amount of data? Some of you might have faced a catastrophic loss due to a server’s fault. After they commit the damage, merely an apology message is all you get from their end. But no matter how much they study into the incident to make sure that it never happens again, what they lost can’t come back.
Imagine receiving a precious and a memorable video message on Skype and being able to save it in your gallery to cherish for a lifetime! Doesn’t that make your heart race? The popular messaging app released the amazing update in its latest version (6.11). This gives the users the option to save their favorite video messages in the gallery. Now the question that arises is how you actually carry out the process of downloading the video messages?
How to Save Skype Video Messages on Android
1. Make sure you have the Android version 6.11 or higher on your device.
2. Open the conversation window and long press on the video you wish to save.
3. Tap on the ‘save to gallery’ option.
In earlier versions, if you wanted to replay the video message, you had to open a link and enter a code. Then after downloading the video on Chrome, you could replay it in VLC media player. But if you use a higher version this is not a feasible method. Moreover, it won’t work in the higher versions and you have to turn off the automatic updates. In short, who has time for all these hassles? Thanks to the latest upgrade, Skype has included many exciting features. The capability of saving video messages is just one of them.
With all other messaging apps raging to stay on the top, Skype had to do something to stay in the race. This feature can come in handy for people who live far away from their close ones. Especially if time difference creates communication hassles, the ability to save video messages can prove to be extremely useful. If you have to format your device in future, you won’t lose your precious video messages. But you have to be careful as downloading so many video files will occupy a lot of space on your phone. Thus, make sure you back up the large files at some other safe place such as the cloud or a hard drive.