Over a week after its unveiling and launch on Windows Phone and Android, Microsoft Xim has finally been released on iOS.
Similar to LetZi, Xim is an app that lets you share and stream your photos without having to huddle around your phone with your friends. It also works remotely for users who are not necessarily in the same room or location.
With Xim, you can select photos to share from your camera roll and favorite services including OneDrive, Dropbox, Facebook, and Instagram. You can then choose people with whom to share the photos by adding their email addresses or phone numbers.
Your specified recipients will receive a link to access your “Xim,” allowing them to view your shared photos on their devices via a Web browser or the app itself.
Note that only one person in the group needs to have the app installed. But if others have the app as well, they can also add photos and people to the Xim and even exchange brief messages.
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In any case, the Xim is synced across viewers’ devices so that the same photo is seen by all at the same time.
Photos in the Xim can also be saved by long-pressing on them. Note, though, that the Xim itself is set to expire after a short while, thereby allowing you to “enjoy the moment with no storage or organization overhead.”
Xim appears to be initially open to users in the U.S. only, as it requires a U.S. phone number to log in to the app.
See also: Microsoft’s Skype app now optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Microsoft updates OneDrive for iOS with support for passcode, Touch ID, iPhone 6 and more, and Microsoft updates Bing app with new Today widget and translation extension in iOS 8.