Introducing Vmail: Private Video Messaging

Learn How to Send Video Messages as Simply and Securely as Email

At Quicki we believe that asynchronous communication should not be limited to text and email because tone, body language, and facial expressions are all lost in text-based communication. So we made sending and receiving private videos as simple and secure as email; we call it Vmail. Vmail enables asynchronous conversations through video with the intimacy of your face, voice, and screen. 

So what exactly is Vmail and how do I use it?

Vmail is just like email but with video. Using your Vmail address you can send and receive private video messages to anyone, directly from within the Quicki app. When sending a Vmail, you just enter the recipient's email address, include a subject line and written message (if you wish), attach files just like you would when sending an email, record your video message, and send.

  • Sending Vmails. Send a private video message directly to someone’s personal Vmail address or create a Quicki account to send a Vmail to any email address. 
  • Receiving Vmails. Create your own customizable Vmail address to receive private video messages directly to your Quicki Vmail inbox. Your Vmail address is simply a personal link on the web that gives anyone with access the ability to send you a video message.

The key benefits of Vmail:

While some benefits of Vmail are easily measured, such as saved time, other benefits are less tangible but equally important in improving professional communication.

  • More effective communication. Unlike chat and email, Vmails allow you to leverage the power of your voice, face, and screen to ensure the goal of your message is achieved. 
  • Stronger relationships. Vmail allows you to increase the frequency and quality of your remote exchanges, strengthening personal connections across time and space. 
  • Increased productivity. By swapping unnecessary meetings, phone calls, and emails with quick Vmails, people can reclaim valuable lost time while getting more work done.

Sending Vmails vs. sharing videos  

Vmail is optimized for convenient, efficient tur-based video conversations using the intimacy, authenticity, and clarity of your face, voice, and/or screen. Video sharing, on the other hand, is one-way video communication. Other video sharing platforms such as Loom and Vidyard are optimized for the one-way sharing of recorded videos and don’t adequately support two-way video conversations.

Another important distinction between Vmail and video sharing has to do with privacy settings. Vmails are by definition private; they can only be accessed by the individuals they are sent to, just like emails. This makes vmail optimal for sharing private feedback, coaching, or other sensitive conversations. On the other hand, when sharing a video, privacy is optional. For example, on Loom you first share a video and then optionally restrict who can watch it with a password. Its default setting is not necessarily secure and there are external steps involved in securing the video. 

When to send a Vmail 

While email is a fast and easy way to organize, edit, and share your thoughts, it lacks the intimacy (and often clarity) of face-to-face communication. For some messages, it’s not just the text that matters, but also the manner in which it’s delivered. In these cases, sending a Vmail allows you to include important audio and visual cues such as tone, body language, and facial expressions, which you can’t attach to an email.

However, not every message needs to be sent using video. You should consider sending a Vmail when it’s inconvenient to share something in real-time or face-to-face, but you feel that without your face, voice, and/or screen: 

  • Your message won’t produce the same results (ex. Coaching and motivating a team)
  • Your message won’t convey your enthusiasm (ex. Announcing a promotion)
  • Your message won’t stand out (ex. Emailing cold prospects)
  • Your message won’t prompt a desired action (ex. Scheduling a product demo) 
  • Your message is too complex to explain through text (ex. Demoing a software feature)
  • Your message won’t feel spontaneous or authentic (ex. Sharing a company-wide update)
  • You can't eliminate an unnecessary meeting (ex. Conducting daily stand-ups)
  • The tone of your message might be misunderstood (ex. Delivering constructive feedback)

From our personal phones to our work computers, Quicki makes it easy to have asynchronous conversations through video. We believe that Vmail has the potential to revolutionize how people communicate with coworkers, customers, network connections, and more.

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