Microsoft has today announced a new app called Xim which allows users to share photos and is available on Windows Phone, Android and iOS Platforms. Using Xim, you can share photos from your camera album, Instagram, Facebook or OneDrive. This is probably one of the easiest way to share photos as only one person needs to have Xim installed on thier phone.
Once you have shared the photos with your contacts, they get an SMS with an unique link. This link will bring the photos on the browser of the phones where photos are shared. You can swipe, pan and zoom the photos together and all the users will have the same view.
Features of Xim:
- Stop huddling around one small screen – Xim instead so everyone can see the images on their own device
- Xims swipe and zoom together, so everyone stays in sync automatically
- Only one person needs to have Xim installed in order for everyone to participate
- Invite people from your phone’s contact list, via email or via phone number
- Choose photos from your camera roll, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, or OneDrive; mix and match easily from any of these sources
- When your friend gets the Xim app the fun really starts – they can add photos or people to the Xim and easily extend the conversation
- Xims only stick around for a little while so you can enjoy the moment with no storage or organization overhead
- Long press on a photo you like for additional options such as save photo
- Xim is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices and works in most web browsers
Here is a quick video on how Xim works:
Xim will initially be available in the US only; Microsoft plans to add additional country support shortly. While Xims expire after a little while, Ximmers can choose to save ximmed photos or take a screenshot at any time. Xim functionality may be limited on certain web browsers such as those running on a pc or tablet device.
The app is available free of cost and can be downloaded from the link below.