Yahoo Messenger, a popular instant messaging client on several platforms, has now added video calling as a feature in the latest update of their app. The app is a free download from the App Store as a universal binary.
The updated version of the app is version 2.1, supports the iPhone 4’s retina display, and makes excellent use of the iPad 2’s beautiful screen, and, having tried the video calling, I can report that it seems to work quite well!
Of course, what’s perhaps most notable about this announcement is that its one of the first real solutions to provide real cross-platform video chatting abilities to iDevices.
The download weighs in at a mere 21.7MB, and also features stronger anti-spam features, making it easier to block contact or add requests from a single view. iPad 2 users don’t have a lot of video calling choices apart from Apple’s FaceTime and a few less fancy programs. Yahoo! Messenger is a very popular cross-platform communications platform, meaning iPad 2 people can now enjoy video calling with their PC and Mac counterparts.