A picture truly is worth a thousand words, according to video message service Six3 .
The London-based company has launched its new video-sharing app (also named Six3) that allows users to send short video messages in place of a text.
“Our goal is to help people be together, even when they’re apart,” the company website says of the app, which unites the expediency of texting with the intimacy of video.
The service works on iPhones, Macs and PCs and, eventually, will work on all Smartphones, Internet-connected TVs and even games consoles.
Six3 allows users to record a message — as long as it does not exceed 63 seconds — and send it to other people using the app. It can also be e-mailed and sent to Facebook contacts.
The service can be used to send public messages through Facebook and Twitter and offers Instagram-like filters to add color, contrast and other effects to videos.
The creation of Six3 was to address frustration with current video communication services, the website reads.
“We love Skype calls, but they’re a hassle to organize and they rarely work well on mobile. We’ve all e-mailed videos, but the recipients have to download huge files, and they have to switch between e-mail and video player, and video recorder applications to reply. Finally, there’s YouTube, a great way to share video, but only if you want the entire world to see it. So we decided to design the easiest way possible to privately create, send view and reply to video messages.”
Six3 is to release an Android app in the first half of 2013, as well as premium services such as editing tools to monetize the app.