When the iPhone 4 was released, many had applauded Apple’s decision to include a front-facing camera. However, that camera, up until now, uses Apple’s proprietary FaceTime format, which so far has limited the iPhone’s video chat and video calls to only between iPhone 4 devices, and only over WiFi (and not 3G networks at that).
Now, thanks to Yahoo!, with its more widely used Yahoo! Messenger services, iPhone 4 users can begin to video chat between other devices that support Yahoo! Messenger, as we first reported last week.
Currently, iPhone 4 users can chat over 3G or WiFi with video to Mac, PC, and iOS users with a video camera or web camera on their devices. Yahoo! is also bringing their video chat and Yahoo! Messenger services to Android as well.
For iPhone users, you can download the free app from the iTunes App Store.
Another cross-platform video chat service that works on the iPhone 4 is called Tango, though the Tango user base may be smaller than Yahoo!’s.