Microsoft Research has just released a new messaging app dubbed WindUp on the Windows Phone Store and from the looks of it, it looks quite similar to Snapchat.
WindUp lets users share media and text messages with a time limit. Like Snapchat, users can also use this app to send photos, audio recordings, video and text messages to their friends and set it to expire after a certain time or certain number of views.
The app also allows users to decide for how long a message will be shown to the receiver by setting the message to expire after a stipulated time limit or after specific view counts.
“Create and share fun, temporary messages and media with friends using WindUp. Decide how long a message will last – set it to expire after a time or view limit of your choice. Set a low limit to “wind up” your friends as they race to see what you’ve posted, or set the limit high to make your message last longer. WindUp lets you share pictures, videos and audio snippets, as well as text,” WindUp’s store description reads.
Microsoft isn’t the only one to develop a Snapchat-like messaging app. Others including Facebook and Instagram have also created their own versions of ephemeral messaging app – Facebook released Slingshot, while Instagram launched Bolt.
WindUp works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1.