Facebook’s relentless push to make Messenger happen is still happening, and you can now make video calls over data and Wifi with with Facebook’s messaging app.
Everybody who's ever done a video chat has felt the frustration. You call your pal using Skype or whatever so that you can see their face and they can see yours, but whoops, you're not even looking at each other. You're looking at the screen so your eyes are slightly off-center. Annoying! But maybe not for long.
Skype's been powering Facebook's video chat feature since July, but its new apps for Windows and OS X now let you use the Skype client to directly make video calls to your Facebook friends.
The latest update to Qik's Android app has brought along cross-platform video-calling. That means Android 2.1+ users can bug iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 2 users, and vice versa. The app also lets you share videos on your social sites, and send video mail—which is offered free until the 1st of June, and will cost…
Skype owns Qik now, but that hasn't stopped them from coming out with an iOS app to rival Skype's own. I guess if the family takes on FaceTime together, all the better for Skype. Anyway, Qik's Video Connect Plus app lets you video-chat over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, plus record video mail.
This happens to me every single time I video chat with someone. And then once the chat disconnects, I keep wondering if I had a stupid look on my face in the final frame. [Doghouse Diaries]
UPDATED WITH VIDEO Logitech and Skype announced a partnership that they claim will bring "High Quality Video" over Skype calls, which they define as VGA resolution (640x480) at 30 fps. Back in February, we reported on a way to achieve this resolution with some tweaks to your settings. However, Skype claims that in…