Skype adds video calling for the iPhone

Skype iPhone app adds video

Staying in contact with my family overseas just got a lot easier.

Skype has released a new version of the  application for iPhone, which adds video-chat features that go beyond what Apple offers with the built in Facetime. Facetime, a built in video chat capability of the iPhone4, only works between Apple products and on WiFi networks. Skype now has the ability to connect a broader range of people, while allowing you to do so across 3G networks worldwide.

The announcement comes after Skype suffered a network outage – blamed on buggy software. Perhaps it’s related to the new features being tested, but whatever it is, I welcome the new video feature with open arms.

On the day we received handover, I walked around our new home, Skyping my parents in the States in an attempt to share in our excitement. I would have loved the video function then, but better late than never.

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.

Comments

  1. Kriss says:

    Ooh, this is exciting! I was hoping Skype would add video chat to its iPhone app.

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