Yahoo! Messenger Gets Voice & Video Chat on iPad 2

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An update to the Yahoo! Messenger application for iOS brings some great new features to those using an iPad. Version 2.1 deliver a brand new layout optimized for the larger screen, as well as some great new features.

Yahoo! Messenger’s new layout finally makes it a pleasure to use on the iPad, with a decent horizontal view that displays your buddy list down the left-hand side, and your chat windows on the right.

Its best feature, however, is its support for voice and video calling on the iPad 2. In addition to instant messaging, free SMS messaging, and photo sharing – iPad 2 users can now make voice and video calls to their buddies on an iPhone, Mac or PC; over both Wi-Fi and 3G.

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  • 2raj

    Yahoo may be a little late to the party, since Audio/Video chat is already available on the iPad2 using Facetime, Skype and other 3rd-party apps. But good lick to them; if the video quality is better than Skype, they may have a shot.

  • Latest Software

    great news!

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