Yahoo! Beats Apple with Video Chats from iPhone to Mac

Yahoo! announced Monday the release of Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 for iPhone, an update that brings video chats from iPhone to a Mac or PC (or vice versa) before Apple. Apple introduced Facetime video chats from iPhone to iPhone or iPod touch, but the company has not yet made the technology available for Mac OS X or Windows.

In any event, Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 allows voice and video calls to other Messenger users on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, Macs, or PCs running Windows. iPod touch is supported in this release.

The update also adds better multitasking support for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices running iOS 4.1 or later.

Yahoo! Messenger is a free download, and it is available now from the App Store.

Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 Screenshot

This Messenger user apparently only has very pretty friends

Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 Screenshot

A Yahoo Messenger 2.0 Video Chat