Qik is a video streaming service that was acquired by Skype for $150 million in Janaury 2011, which has announced it is shutting down on April 30th. Qik was founded in 2006 and had around 5 million users during the time of the acquisition.
“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,” said Qik in a support page.
Qik is recommending users to save content that they want to keep through an online dashboard, which would direct downloads or file transfers to Microsoft One Drive.
Qik customers that have paid for the service beyond the cut-off date will be refunded. The announcement to shut-down Qik happened quietly in January, but e-mail confirmations were sent to users yesterday.