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Monday, October 11, 2010

Yahoo Messenger for iPhone adds video chat capability

Yahoo has updated their Messenger app for theiPhone today, moving the software to version 2.0.
With 2.0 comes the ability to two-way video chat over 3G.

iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4 owners can now chat through Yahoo Messenger via the front or back camera although the front camera is obviously better if you intend to actually see the person on the other end of the line. 

Yahoo's update makes it one of the first pieces of software to have direct support for video chat with a desktop client, not just from mobile-to-mobile. 

Additionally, the update brings "VoIP out to real-world numbers at discounted rates and free SMS messaging. An iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and either third or fourth generation iPod touch players can use extra multitasking features. Pure audio chat is also available." 

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