Yahoo! Messenger app with 3G video chat now live in App Store

On Sunday we told you that Yahoo! sent in their update to Apple for the Messenger app to allow for 3G video calling -- well today the update is live in the iTunes App Store.

Not only will you now be able to better communicate with others Yahoo! Messenger users on iPhones but you will be able to chat with anyone who has a front facing camera on their phones. Even bigger news than that is the ability to video chat between a phone and the computer version of Yahoo! Messenger. This brings a whole new potential to having the iPhone 4 as well as any smartphone with a front facing camera.

Will you be downloading the newest update to this app? Does the potential for phone to computer video chat excite you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

[iTunes link - 9 To 5 Mac]

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Yahoo! Messenger app with 3G video chat now live in App Store

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It works great, tried calling two pc's wifi and 3G. Gonna try video calling from my Mac in a min, notifications pop up quick too.

I agree with everyone else. I got my whole family across 5 different states connected via SKYPE, but if SKYPE doesn't get their "Stuff" together in like a month, I'll switch without any hesitation.

Its still not detecting on my Windows PC whether Im using a video version of Yahoo on my iphone 4, the video and voice function on Yahoo desktop version is still disabled as well as when I try calling from iphone 4 to Windows Yahoo, there's no message on Yahoo desktop to receive the video or voice call.
Yahoo seems being in a hurry to launch rather then verifiying all these problems.

Voice from iPhone 4 to Mac works fine for me just no video yet but the Mac version is still Beta 3.0 so I'm sure they will update soon.

@ghostface no devs support retina (over exaggerating I know) but it's really disappointing getting an app and ffinding out that it looks like crap. Apple needs to make retina support mandatory! I'm sticking to that!

I just tested it out with a family member on their Windows laptop. Quality wasn't the greatest but it also wasn't terrible with full 3G. Now it just needs an update for the Mac software!

I downloaded the app, tried chatting with my brother, app froze, waited awhile, nothing happened, tried resetting the phone, no im left with a bricked phone. Be careful.

Also: The fact that the new app doesn't support iPod Touch 4 gives skype an opportunity to one-up Yahoo, if they act fast before Yahoo inevitably updates their app to include ipod support.

No video from Apple iPhone to Apple Mac? What a huge bag of fail that is.
Of course, FaceTime is in the same boat...

@Jaco it didn't "brick" your phone. If it froze hold power and home together till phone shuts off then turn it back onand all will be well.

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Imran says:
October 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm
Its still not detecting on my Windows PC whether Im using a video version of Yahoo on my iphone 4, the video and voice function on Yahoo desktop version is still disabled as well as when I try calling from iphone 4 to Windows Yahoo, there’s no message on Yahoo desktop to receive the video or voice call.
Yahoo seems being in a hurry to launch rather then verifiying all these problems.''''
That's rite mate, i'm also having same issue here.. yahoo need to fix that real fast.. Otherwise whats the point.. Just waiting to see if this works with u guys.. post msg if video working fine with iPhone 4 to yahoo messenger(windows user)... I'm trying here but video n voice disabled in yahoo messenger on windows.. Need a help guys????

Just had a thirty minute chat via 3G to my fathers computer two states away. Worked very well! Rather happy. Hope it works for others.

Lame....Lame.....Lame.....
Tried with a friend who has Ipod touch 4G (I have it too). The video icon is disabled.....
Super Lame....!
Bad Yahoo....Bad!

iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 yahoo Video call is not available. I tried. And pc yahoo version video or call bittons are not available to accept or make video
Calls.

Video works pretty good over 3G.
I'm moving from Skype to YM and start calling my friends to do so too.

I was going to try it but then I realized that none of my friends use Yahoo or any other IM apps anymore. :(