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 Glide 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 and pressing Feedback (iOS) or Report a Bug (Android)
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.
(iOS only) 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”
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.
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.
iOS: On the chat list or your friends list, tap the chat menu icon (three dots next to that user) and select "Block".
Android: In the chat with that friend, tap the chat menu icon (3 dots on the top right) and select "Block"
iOS: Go to the left menu, tap the Settings icon and open "Blocked Users". Then tap on a user and select "Unblock".
Android: Send a message to a blocked friend to unblock them.
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.
The text(s) you received are from people who have your phone number and chose to invite you to Glide. Click the link to accept their invitation and download Glide!
Then email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org