video email Does your computer have a webcam? If yes, you can easily record and send video emails to your friends for free with Video Messages, a brand new service that is part of the growing Windows Live family.

There are two ways to create video messages – you can either record in the browser or download the Vista gadget to record from the desktop.

According to Windows Live site, Video Messages will launch on September 9 but you can access the site today itself using this URL. The workaround is courtesy Kip Kniskern.

record video message If you are on Windows Vista, go here to download the Video Message gadget for your Vista sidebar.

Windows Live Video Messages provides 2 GB of free storage space for storing your video email and each video message can be up to two minutes in length – see FAQ.

You would Silverlight for recording or viewing video email messages. Eyejot also offers a similar service – you can send unlimited video messages from the browser that are 60 seconds or less using Flash player.

Related: Upload Webcam videos to Flickr