Microsoft’s Snapchat-like WindUp app lets you share media and messages with a time limit

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Microsoft's Snapchat-like WindUp app for Windows Phone lets you share media and messages with a time limit

Microsoft Research has an app in the Windows Phone Store called WindUp and it lets you share media and text messages with a time limit. Similar to Snapchat, you can send media or messages to friends and set it to expire after a certain time.

“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,” the app description reads.

The official Snapchat app for Windows Phone has yet to make an appearance and those who want their Snapchat fix are required to snag a third-party app like 6snap. Fortunately, it seems that Microsoft has already created something similar to Snapchat with the WindUp app.

Snapchat obtained popularity due to its ability to send media and messages to friends or loved ones and having it self-destruct after a certain amount of time has elapsed. So while we sit and wait for an official Snapchat app for Windows Phone, we can utilize Microsoft’s own WindUp app which offers a similar functionality.

The app works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, having recently receiving an update. Grab it for free via the download link below and see if you like it! 

Thanks for the tip, Tuan!