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Glide - Live Video Messenger

By Glide

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▶ What is Glide?
Glide is a live video messaging app that combines the convenience of texting with the expressiveness of video. Now your friends can see you smile and laugh instead of getting an emoji or an “LOL”.

▶ How does it work?
Glide is really easy to use: Just tap on the blue button and your video message will be sent instantly. Tap again when you’re done. Your friends can watch you live as you record, and you can see their response in less than one second after you finished.

▶ Why is it convenient?
Glides can be watched whenever you’re ready - chat live or later. You don’t need to wait until your friends are online to chat. All video chats are saved on the cloud and don’t take up any space on your device, so you can watch and rewatch videos as many times as you’d like, absolutely free.

▶ What can I use Glide for?
Glide is an awesome free tool for anyone who wants to chat with their friends and family in a fast, personal way. It’s also really useful for:
• Group chats of up to 50 people - family chats, BFFs, study groups, etc.
• Keeping in touch with people who live far away - the conversation can happen whenever is best for each person, so timezones aren’t an issue..
• Talking to grandparents - Glide is very simple and doesn’t require typing, so young kids can use it easily.
• Sign language - Glide is proud to be widely used by deaf and hard of hearing communities around the world who prefer the convenience of video chat.

If you're feeling that text can't say enough, you're ready. Start gliding and get a little closer with your loved ones!

▶ What is Glide like on the Apple Watch?

• Fast and easy access to your Glide messages, hot off your wrist. Get message notifications, watch live streaming videos and respond with texts without having to take your phone out.
• Voice to Text on your Apple Watch works on Glide, too!
• Handoff - Seamlessly pick up where you left off watching a video on your Apple Watch from your iPhone.

▶ What Else?
• Review your videos before sending, or tap to stream live - whichever fits you best
• Great for texting when video is less convenient
• Photos can be snapped on the spot or uploaded from your device
• Cool filters make your video messages look awesome

▶ Get in touch with us
Twitter: or @sarahglide
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What's New in Version 4.5.0

Video Messaging Updates:

Review before sending
We’ve added an easy way to review videos before sending them. Just tap the video camera icon on the tab bar to record a message, review it as many times as you’d like, and choose recipients.

New filters experience
Swipe to change filters and make your videos look even more awesome.

3D Touch Quick Capture
Press on the Glide app icon from your home screen to quickly record a video that you can review and send. There’s no faster way to capture something you see and share with friends. (Requires iPhone 6s/6s+)

Recent Updates:
* Share up to 30 photos at once!
* Access video chats right from Spotlight search (iOS9)
* Snapshots: Take a pic in a chat and it'll send instantly!
* Notification controls


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Customer Reviews

Turn off the watching notification!

I have only had this app for a little while and I find it very helpful signing ASL texts, but the one thing that annoys me greatly is the "<Insert contact name> is watching" noitification. I only want to know if they reply- I really don't like getting notified every time someone looks at my message. I also don't like the idea that I might be sending notifications to somebody else's phone just because I was looking at a message.

Please fix this and I will be a very happy Glider!

Way better than Skype & FaceTime!

Perfect to keep in touch with friends and family. No need to schedule a time to call - just send a video or text and they can see it live or later (and rewatch, which can't be done with Skype/FaceTime). I love the filters & sharing capabilities. It's now easy to record and review before sending too.

Fast Video Messaging

Nice update - love the new, easier, record and view before send option. Fast, live streaming, video messaging. Pick up messages now or later. Best way to stay in touch with family and friends.

Glide - Live Video Messenger
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.5.0
  • Size: 48.6 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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