Next Update Of Yahoo! Messenger App For iPhone And Android To Support Mobile to PC Video Calls

About a month ago, it was rumored that Apple is planning to bring FaceTime to Macs and PCs. But Yahoo is about to challenge Apple for the mobile video calling crown, with plans to brings video chat to iPhones and Android-based phones via its popular Yahoo Messenger instant messaging 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.

Skype inexplicably does not offer a video calling capability on its iPhone app, even though video calls are one of its most popular features among people who use Skype on their PCs. So, we’re still waiting…

[via reuters]