Skype is actively testing a new video messaging service with a “group of mobile and mac users” according to its official Twitter account today. The new feature, which doesn't require a new update to the mobile app, enables users to send video messages back and forth up to 3 minutes in length. If you've been selected to be part of this initial test, the option will be found under a contact's name in the “More” category, which now holds options to do video messages and send files. . . . → Read More: Skype now beta testing video messaging service with some mobile users
Smartphone users are well immersed in a world of contact syncing, media sharing, VoIP and video calls. They’re just not used to finding everything in one place, let alone guaranteeing that any carrier-level features will work with other phones and providers. MetroPCS is hoping to put itself ahead on that front by offering a potentially universal fix. . . . → Read More: MetroPCS intros first Rich Communication Services on LTE, touts universal contacts and chat (video)
First ooVoo opened up four-way video chats on Facebook, and now the video calling service is doing the same for its Android and iOS apps. The company just updates both applications so that you can view up to four video streams at once, though you can carry on text chats with as many as 12 people. That’s true of both platforms, though the Android version is admittedly getting a few more changes. . . . → Read More: ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps to support four-way video calls
If we were ever in doubt that Google+ is becoming more of a focus for Google, today's Gmail announcement just reinforces it a little bit more. The video chat feature in Gmail is being replaced as of this morning. . . . → Read More: Gmail video chat being upgraded to Google+ Hangouts
Been itching for Facebook’s iPhone-dedicated Messenger app to make its way over to the iPad? . . . → Read More: Facebook’s iPhone Messenger to get video chat, enlarged variant for iPad?
Let’s say you’ve just landed on home soil and happened to meet a charming partner during your stay abroad — yet your unrequited love is separated by a nasty language barrier. Sure, it didn’t seem to matter in the moment, but now that you’ve moved onto — you know — communication, you could use a bit of an assist . . . → Read More: Vocre 2.0 for iOS brings live translation to video calls
Adds support for the unannounced Motorola Droid 4 Android's Skype app got itself a nice little update today, with improvements to battery life and video quality, the ability to send photos and videos to your contacts, and it's now much easier to sign out. (That'd be hte little arrow button in the top right of this picture.) . . . → Read More: Skype for Android adds file sharing, improves battery life and video quality
Good news, folks — Tango is about to reach Windows Phone. No, not that Tango . We’re referring to the video calling service that’s already popular on iOS and Android devices, but has had absolutely no presence on Microsoft’s platform at all. . . . → Read More: Tango video calling en route to Windows Phone Mango?