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Facebook Messenger iPhone app to get video chat soon?

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Facebook Messenger iPhone app to get video chat soon?
Facebook might be bringing you even closer to your friends and family members by integrating video chat in the iPhone Facebook Messenger application, according to 9to5Mac’s sources. The updated version of the application is likely to come out for Apple’s iOS platform first this summer and for Android after that. 

Video chat from Facebook Messenger seems to be using Skype on the back end, so it comes as no surprise that initial tests showed smooth performance of the app most of the time.

Sometime in the future, Facebook is expected to bring unified app for both the iPhone and the iPad, but in the meantime other news is that the iPad will now be getting Facebook Messenger. Earlier, the social network relied on HTML5 and the web to provide the Facebook experience, but it seems that it has changed its mind and is now opting for a native application.

The Messenger application for iPad is said to be basically a larger version of the iPhone application, so no huge surprises there.

source: 9to5Mac

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Hitting the blue arrow gets you into video chat.


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posted on 02 May 2012, 09:42 1

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I say yes for Skype!

posted on 02 May 2012, 10:12 1

2. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


great! they need to add it...

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:42

3. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


This is great. Not many people that I know have a Skype account, but almost everyone has a Facebook account, so this will make it a lot easier to initiate video chats.

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:51

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Not many people that I know have a Skype account, but almost everyone has a Facebook account..."

In mine case different. :)

posted on 02 May 2012, 12:43

4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It would be better if it was all integrated into one app

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