Video chat coming to Skype for the iPhone – Report

Fri, Dec 24, 2010

News, Rumors

Skype for the iPhone has been around since 2009, but the mobile version of the popular VoIP service currently supports audio calling exclusively. But now it appears that video calling is right around the corner. Engadget today reported that they received a help document from Skype which all but confirms that video calling support for mobile Skype is just a few weeks away.

Skype has been telling everyone that it’ll be making a “series of video-related announcements” at CES next month… and it’s participating in a panel called “Video Calling Gets Ready for Primetime,” so yeah, needless to say, we’d have to guess that Skype’s finally getting ready to enter the mobile video calling game in a big way. Anyhow, the final piece in the puzzle filtered into our inbox this morning: a help document on Skype’s site detailing making video calls using Skype for iPhone.

Engadget notes that they aren’t sure if video calling will also be implemented across other platforms like Android.



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