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Yahoo! Messenger iPhone App 2.0 Allows Video Calls to Computers

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Looks like the much anticipated Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 iPhone app has been released in the App Store. This latest update now allows for video calls from your iPhone to your Yahoo! Messenger friends on their computers. It will also allow for video calling over 3G, like the free Tango app.

• NEW – Video calls: Use Yahoo! Messenger to make video calls and stream live video one-to-one †
• NEW – Voice calls: Make free voice calls to your Yahoo! Messenger friends
• NEW – Low cost voice calls: Talk to your friends on their landline or mobile phone, and make low cost international calls with Yahoo! Voice Phone Out account. ††
• NEW – Multitasking: Work with other iPhone apps while Yahoo! Messenger runs in the background†

Connect with your IM friends using video and voice with the newest Yahoo! Messenger app for your iPhone. Make free voice and video calls to your Messenger friends, low cost calls to land line or mobile phones, video calls—plus get new features like multitasking, instant notifications and free SMS.

I don’t use Yahoo! Messenger at all, but for those that do this new capability to make video calls to contacts is pretty neat. You can expect for Apple to integrate FaceTime to work with iChat on OS X, it’s only a matter of time.

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You can download the Yahoo! Messenger app for free in the App Store. Have you tried this out yet? How well does it work?

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  • Anonymous

    msn messenger needs to update with this STAT!

  • Xtqfh

    I thought Skype would get this feature before yahoo messenger…

  • DRock

    Same

  • Nick

    Yep… no one i know uses Yahoo messenger.. Well, this might change that a bit.

  • Has anyone actually been able to get the video calling to work? The option to initiate any video seems to be greyed out if you try.

  • Nnimaa

    Has anyone tested this? The voice chat is fine but video is not working.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it is working for some but not everyone. Give it a few days as the bugs are worked out and it is fully functional worldwide.

    Now all I need is Windows Live Messenger and Apple own iChat to support FaceTime Video Calling and I’m all set to chat with everyone of my friends on the go!

  • Looks like it is working for some but not everyone. The voice chat is fine. But i would like to have mine.

  • Nick

    Unrelated… but it looks like there’s finally a ‘Mark all emails as read’ app on Cydia.. it’s $1.99 and I can’t make the purchase thing work – it freezes on Amazon payments and the Paypal link goes to a ‘page not found’… but I’m sure they’ll get that worked out. It’s called ‘Mark Read’… I’ve been waiting for either Cydia or Apple to release this for ages. It’s crazy that it’s not part of the OS

  • Yeah nobody on my contact list uses Y! Messenger. I downloaded it to check out the quality as compared to FaceTime and I can’t find anyone to video chat with!

  • Bigsmokejoey

    Same here. All the other chat options are enabled except for the video option. I was so excited to get this working today too!

  • Bigsmokejoey

    Same here. All the other chat options are enabled except for the video option. I was so excited to get this working today too!

  • Bigsmokejoey

    Same here. All the other chat options are enabled except for the video option. I was so excited to get this working today too!

  • Anonymous

    Tried mine at home and calling my wife on the laptop and it worked great. Will give it a good test tonight from Atlanta

  • Animeidiot_16

    is it free?

  • great invention.this will help a lot.

  • That’s really good news.thanks.

  • TS

    I have an iPhone 4.  The video service initially worked on the device.  It now does not work.  I cannot share my cam.  I cannot view the cams of others, no matter whether they are coming from desktops or iPhones.  I have uninstalled/reinstalled, rebooted, and checked all relevant configurations.  It’s dead in the water.  Have you turned off this service to everyone?

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