Glide is a video messenger that allows you to send and receive short video messages that can be seen live (as you're recording) or later (like a text message).
There are already loads of great video chat apps out there. We're not trying to replace them, we are giving people a more convenient way to keep in touch through video that doesn't need scheduling. Traditional video chat requires you and your friends to be online at the same time, which isn't always possible. The great thing about Glide is that you can send or watch a message whenever you want, regardless of whether your friends are online.
You could, but that would take ages. Messaging apps require you to record, preview / edit, and then upload - whereas Glide is already sending your video message the moment you start recording.
Nope, it's 100% free.
Glide is available on iPhones and iPods with iOS 6+ and Android versions 2.3+
We use your contact list to connect you with friends - and the easiest way for friends to find you is your phone number. We don’t share your number with anyone.
When you’re in a chat your icon appears at the top so friends can recognise you easily. If you’re uncomfortable displaying a picture of yourself you can upload any picture from your camera roll or take a picture of your foot.
Unfortunately, we can't tell you how we do it. We can, however, make something up.
Every video message you send is carried around the world on the backs of tiny teleporting green elephant ninjas who gain their powers from drinking exactly half their weight in lychee-flavored soda. We found them unemployed in an alley in New York.
All of your videos are saved in the cloud, so you don't have to worry about storage.
You can use Glide on 3G, LTE or wifi.
Your PIN is your personal Glide ID. You can find it under your name on the menu. (swipe to the right on the chat list) You can add friends by their PIN by pressing "Add Friends" and they can add you the same way with your PIN.
We're really proud of our app, but it's not perfect (yet). Let us know if you see a bug and we'll squash it for you. Metaphorically.
To send us a bug report, open the menu by swiping to the right on the main page in the app, pressing "contact us", then "report a bug".
Go to Settings → Privacy → Facebook and turn the slider on for Glide.
If you don't see Glide there, check on Facebook settings that you have 3rd party apps enabled.
Go to the menu (swipe to the right on the main page) and press reset connections.
IMPORTANT: This stops any videos you may have been sending. Use only when necessary.
You can resend it by pressing “Text me” under “Get new code”
We believe that everyone is the owner of their own content. You alone can delete or share your videos.
Make sure they’re in your address book or that you’re facebook friends with them and you’re connected to Facebook. To do this, go to your profile and press “Connect with Facebook”, then go to your friends list and pull to reload.
If you didn’t connect with Facebook when you signed up with your phone number, you created a new account and your chats are gone. If you connected but still aren't seeing them, try pulling to refresh the chat list.
Either they changed their name and picture to something you don’t recognise, or you’re in their address book and they’re not in yours.
On the chat list or your friends list, press the three dots next to that user and tap block. They will no longer be able to contact you.
Go to your profile (Left menu, gear icon) and open "Blocked Users". Then tap on a user and press "Unblock".
Swipe to the left on the chat list and press the gear icon next to your name.
Your new name/picture should show up when your friends refresh.
There’s no confirmation that your friends have seen your video other than them sending one back.
It's important you understand that the texts you received are invites from your friends sent out per their request from their address book. We never send them out without explicit permission.
Then email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org