Xim, Microsoft’s Photo Sharing App

Microsoft recently launched Microsoft Xim, a photo sharing application developed by Microsoft Research FUSE Labs, to simplify mobile photo sharing. Now your friends need not install any software to view the pictures you took with them at the last outing!

Users can share photos through Windows Phone, iOS and Android version of the Xim application. You can choose photos from OneDrive, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, or native storage source. A maximum of 50 photos can be shared and then through the contact phone number or email, friends can be invited to view the photos without Xim being installed on their devices. The recipients can simply view the photos on the their mobile browser. Interestingly, whoever has Xim installed, within the group of friends the photos are being shared, can also add content to the Xim.

Xim relies on the cloud but the sharing sessions aren’t permanent and are retained only for one hour.



Microsoft Research got the idea for Xim in the summer of 2013, the original purpose was to share photos between different screens.

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