Share your moment with Qik mobile video chat service
Qik is a mobile video chat service that helps you to capture video on your Smartphone from where you’re and instantly share what you have captured together with your family, friends and communities. Qik is accessible on over two hundred phones, though the capabilities vary to some extent depending on which phone and which version of the Qik app you have got.
In addition, you can share captured video though Mail, SMS, Social networks, and blogs. The video can even be streamed live right when you’re recording it. Recorded video automatically uploaded on your Qik profile page to keep, re-watch, and share.
Qik video chat service gives you the ability to carry out 2-way video chat with other Qik user. Due to certain circumstances if you are unable to go for live chat then you can send video mail. Wanna see the list of supported phone then click here.
Setting up Qik: The app works on almost all mobile platforms, including Android, iOS, Blackberry and Symbian. Setting up the app is easy and simple. Just download and install the App on your corresponding devices and you are ready to go. Android users can download the app for free from Google Play, while iPhone users can download the app from iOS App Store. Similarly other Smartphone users can get app from their stores. Using and configuring of the Qik is an effortless job.
Features at a glance:
- Live streaming of videos: With Qik, you can directly broadcast videos live without any added effort. The videos are saved at www.qik.com/yourusername and users can share the same on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. It depends on the user whether he wants to make the videos public or private.
- Video Mail Service: Qik comes with a unique service called the video mail service, which is paid service. iOS users are expected to pay $4.99 for each month, but users can get some amazing services such as organizing video collection with Qik desktop app, unlimited video storage and quality technical support.
- Easy chatting and location sharing: Like many other services, you can access to free chatting service. While a user starts chatting, he can stream live at the same time – a service that not many apps can boast. It is also on the discretion of the user, but Qik allows sharing country, city, or street information with videos.
- Videos Direct from phone: Users can let others when they are getting live, and the app allows sharing videos right from the mobile phone. Also, the videos are stored on the profile page of the user, which can be used for further sharing and re-watching.
- Multilingual service: It seems that the developers want to take the app to all possible locations, and that’s the reason, the app is available in more than 19 languages and works in over 200 phones.
How to start a video chat from iPhone:
- To initiate a video chat, you should have a Qik account. If you do not have, you can create one from here.
- Launch the Qik Video Chat app and login to your account ( Before moving future, make sure that you have iOS 4 or above ).
- Click on connect to get started.
- Go to your contact list and click on the video chat icon next to your online contact. If your contact is available a green video camera icon appears beside the name of your contact.
- There are two other options through which you can make a video chat:
- Type the username or mobile number of your contact in the “keypad”.
- Take out from your recent calls ‘history’.
- You will be redirected to another screen that shows you the call has been initiated.
- Wait for few moments until the called person accept your call. As he accepts, you are able to do video chat with him.
- Once you are done, hit the end chat button to terminate the call.
Verdict of the app:
Live streaming video is undoubtedly the coolest feature of Qik, while their paid video mail feature is equally compelling. However, there are issues with the app over 3G and 4G networks but not over Wi-Fi. The social sharing feature is extremely great, and when it comes to the interface, the iOS version wins the race. Users looking to make calls to international and domestic landlines will remain disappointed. Till the time, the smart features will be only viable for those using Qik on Wi-Fi.