Skype’s iOS App Now Supports Video Calls, Bye FaceTime

new skype video call

Skype has released an update to its iOS application that brings the highly demanded video calling feature. The new Skype App allows users to make video calls using an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or fourth-generation iPod touch. iPad users of course won’t be able to make video calls, but they can surely receive video calls.

Video calls using the new Skype App can be made over WiFi and 3G. “We think it’s really important because it will make it easier for people to share moments,” said Rick Osterloh, vice president of products for Skype.

Here is everything that is new in Skype for iOS version 3.0 –

Make Skype to Skype video calls on WiFi and 3G*
• Call Skype desktop users (Mac OS X or Windows) and other iPhone users.
• Two-way video calls supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th gen.
• Receive only video supported on iPad and iPod touch 3rd gen, with no camera.
• Make video calls in portrait and landscape.
• Skype video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above.
*Additional Data charges may apply

The experience is phenomenal and the new feature makes FaceTime obsolete.