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  • Skype Mobile Rolling Out Video Chat for iPhone



    Earlier this week, Skype was the talk of the social networking world when the popular service temporarily bit the dust and sustained an outage that had people wondering what was wrong from every corner of the globe. From desktop to mobile applications, Skype went down for the count, a situation that has since been reversed but not without a lot of additional attention on the popular social networking platform.

    As a result, Skype users may no longer be in the dark on a forthcoming update to the service that is already generating substantial buzz for obvious reasons. It appears that a soon-to-be launched update for Skype Mobile will prove significant for iPhone 4 (and new iPod touch) owners. Skype is allegedly planning to introduce video calling capabilities for Skype Mobile on iOS. Proof of the looming update comes from a help document "discovered" on Skype’s official website - a doc titled “How do I make video calls with Skype for iPhone?” That was sort of the obvious giveaway.

    The document, however, points out that additional data charges may apply, so be sure to "check with your operator for details." While iOS may be the first major recipient of the video chat update, there's also talk of Android - and others - getting tossed into the mix before long. Check out what Skype has to say about the upcoming update by visiting Skype's mobile download page.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skype Mobile Rolling Out Video Chat for iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. andrewe13's Avatar
      andrewe13 -
      Wonder if this will work at all with even receiving video from a 4G to a 3GS

      -don't ever first , you will get infractions for that-

      z3r01
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Here was a nice screengrab of what ya missed...but notice that Verizon logo in there? And it's supposed to be an iPhone skype video call help page
    1. BeachLivin88's Avatar
      BeachLivin88 -
      It's about freaking time!!
    1. Christian Bale's Avatar
      Christian Bale -
      Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. joneseyy21's Avatar
      joneseyy21 -
      Very nice
    1. Aleckloss's Avatar
      Aleckloss -
      Great article! I'm so excited to have this feature. Now I don't have to use my tedious facetime mac to iphone sillyness. I'm sure the rest of the iPhone community will welcome this with open arms
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      What does Skype trying to roll out iPhone video chat have to do with it being down for a whole day?
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      I dnt think it has anything to do with them going down, but this news will defo put them in a good light.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      This Video chat will so cool as i am already using skype for international calls.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      FINALLY!!! This is definitely gonna be better than using the FaceTime on a computer and a phone.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      they should've had this feature out when iphone 4 was released. less talking more doing would be good idea for skyoe.

      skype*
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      That nice, I already using skype on iPhone since beginning.....
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      What does Skype trying to roll out iPhone video chat have to do with it being down for a whole day?
      Yeah. I like how he said sometime this week when it was just yesterday too.
    1. FCF650's Avatar
      FCF650 -
      After initial installation of this version, a popup actually tells you that it 'only' works on 'unmodified' version of iOS - it does not popup anymore after that... Anybody got it to work on your "unjailbroken" iPhones?
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      Here was a nice screengrab of what ya missed...but notice that Verizon logo in there? And it's supposed to be an iPhone skype video call help page
      Yet another hint of what is to come. All the nay-Sayers are getting the idea of actuality piece-by-piece.

      I hope that sooner than later Verizon gets a hold of the iPhone. Therefor enabling better pricing and better data plans..... Even though I'm grandfathered in.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Video chat with Skype on the iPhone will be sweet!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I've used skype a little before but it would cool to have the video calling feature other than using FaceTime since more people have skype accounts
    1. sleepbike731's Avatar
      sleepbike731 -
      You Can Video Chat From Desktop To Computer With Yahoo Messenger Download The App On Your Iphone And On Your Desktop And You Can Video Chat With Each other
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      ITS OUT NOW..new UPDATE....

      edit works great
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      Quote Originally Posted by pacmac View Post
      ITS OUT NOW..new UPDATE....

      edit works great
      Sweet!!

      I just tried the video call over 3G and the picture was smooth.
      We can also use the front/back camera on iPhone 4.

      mmmm .... I'm gonna try to run skype in the background the whole day tomorrow at work. See how much it will drain my battery. LOL.