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Yahoo Messenger Will Soon Have Video Calling

Who wants mobile video chatting/calling/stripping on their Android phone from one of the big dogs in the IM world?  Brace yourself as Yahoo Messenger’s video feature was semi-announced and should be headed to both the good guys and the i*hone, allowing video calls to anything capable of running the IM service.

The free app, will be available for both iPhone and Android phones and will allow smartphone users to not only conduct video calls with each other, but with anyone that currently uses Yahoo Messenger for video calls on their PCs, Katz said (Messenger has 81 million users worldwide, according to Yahoo).

And unlike FaceTime, Yahoo’s mobile Messenger video calling app will work not only over a WiFi connection, but over a carrier’s standard wireless network.

These are the announcements we really enjoy hearing.  While we are lacking many devices with cameras that can take advantage of a service like this, you have to assume that they are coming.

Anyone else excited?

Source:  Reuters
Via:  Androinica

  • banditball

    We need to put some pressure on google talk for android…..seriously seems way behind all the rest! Who is with me!!?? 🙂

  • This should be added to the Talk app.

  • Michael_NM


  • Bucho2k

    Yea, I use Tango also. Works awesome between my Droid and my bros iPhone.

  • ImAGuest

    But I can do all that over 3G right now with Tango.

  • Yeah, we need video on Google Talk. I'm glad someone is doing it, but come on Google. We haven't even seen an update for the Google Talk app.

    (I don't even have a Yahoo account… I'll get one if this comes out, but I'll still be disappointed.)

  • Not a huge Yahoo! Messenger fan anymore, but who knows right? One thing I can say for sure is that one of my requirements for my next phone is a FF camera (The other big one being vanilla android with no lock on the boot loader of course)

  • El El Kool J

    gonna have to carry around a little pocket mirror to put in front of you camera so they can see you…. cuz we all no what phones out there actually have front facing cameras.. 😛

  • Pmaroke

    Why can't I ever be first?:(

  • Glad to see developers are working on apps for video chat on Android. Now I just need a phone with a forward facing camera! haha

  • Mike

    Still wondering where Google is all of this? Gtalk has been available since day one.. yet no video implementation. 🙁

  • Haven't user Yahoo messenger since I was 12, dont have a forward facing camera. But still pretty cool that Yahoo is somewhat ahead of the game on something.


  • Imhiphop01

    OH SNAP!

  • No 🙁

    • Romma1

      Haha!! Revenge of the Yahoo's!

    • 1bad69z28

      TIm a Tato what's up MANNNNN. Hope you're enjoying that clear, sunny weather in SF. Oh and good 1st win in the playoffs 🙂 “Go Giants” and I need the 49ers to beat the Eagles 🙂