How to Send Offline Video Messages in Skype

Sometimes making a call on Skype just can’t do your message justice. While most Skype users only take advantage of video messaging when someone’s online, you can send offline video messages in Skype. As long as you have a web cam, you can send anyone an offline video message for them to receive when they login to Skype.

If you don’t have a web cam, you won’t be able to send offline video messages in Skype. If you have a web cam, even if the person you’re sending the video to doesn’t, you’ll still be able to send offline video messages to them.

This’ll only work with those who are offline in Skype. If they’re online, then you’ll just be video calling them as opposed to leaving them an offline message to watch when they login.

1. Once logged into Skype, right-click on the offline contact you want to send a video message to.


2. Click “Send Video Message” to get started with your video message.


You’ll be given a preview of what you look like to ensure your web cam is functional. Offline video messaging is limited to a maximum of three minutes, so use your time wisely.

3. When ready, click the “Record” button to start recording your video message.

4. Whenever you’re ready to end your message, click the “Record” button again to stop recording.


You’ll be able to preview the message by hovering over it and clicking the “Play” button.

5. If you don’t like your video message, click the “X” and choose either to Re-record message or Cancel message.


Re-record message lets you start the recording process over again. Cancel message lets you cancel the whole video message and you’ll need to follow steps one through four to begin an offline video message again.

You can do this as many times as necessary to get your offline video message on Skype perfect.

6. After you’re satisfied with your video, click the “E-mail” icon to send it to your offline contact.


You’ll be directed to the instant message box for the contact. Depending on the size of the video and your Internet connection, it can take a few moments for it to be sent to your contact.


Once received, you can actually play the video again for yourself but you won’t be able to retract it so make sure you’re happy with it before you click send.


Unfortunately, you also can’t stop the sending process once it starts.

When your offline contact logs on next, they’ll be able to play the video and see what you had to say when they were away from Skype.

Being able to send an offline video message to Skype contacts has its advantages. Sometimes you just can say what you want to say over video better than an instant message. Now that Skype lets you send offline video messaging, you can use this feature to send your offline contacts video messages anytime they’re not using Skype.