Well, rumors were in the air that Yahoo Inc. is going to release an update for its mobile chat in which it will enable the support for 3G video chat. So, earlier this week, Vice President of Yahoo Mobile Division in America David Katz said rather it was sort of a slip that Yahoo Inc. will soon be making video chat on their mobile phone application enabled. This support for video chat will also be available on the iDevices, mainly iPhone. A spokesperson at Yahoo said that iPhone application of Yahoo Messenger supporting 3G video chat is already approved by Apple and very soon it will be available for download from Apple App Store.
The Yahoo video calling has several advantages as compared to Apple’s Facetime option which is a built-in feature in the Phone. Yahoo video calling enables the users to make video calls but as far as iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G are concerned, these video calls are not supported. Yahoo has a full support of 3G video calls for Android devices and Mac or Windows PCs. Moreover, this new application of Yahoo will be able to take advantage of 3G or 4G network unlike the Facetime of iPhone which only uses Wi-Fi network connectivity.
Apple used open standard of sort to make and develop FaceTime and has also said in a press release that they are going to back Facetime as a unique open standard, but this thing has taken quite a time now and still nothing substantial has come up regarding Facetime. So, if the users are interested in seamless video calls, I think they should opt for Yahoo Messenger Application till the time Facetime is not fixed properly. As per the specifications of the application, Yahoo will be able to do the job right.