Yahoo Messenger, the online communication tool that allows you to connect with your friends using Yahoo for real-time voice and video chat, free text messages and photo sharing, has received a major update on iOS that brings the app to version 2.1 and introduces official support for the iPad, with specific functionalities built for the iPad 2. The app now comes with a native iPad UI based on the usual standard of a landscape sidebar showing the buddy list, and main content on right to chat and send photos or videos through some icons in the top toolbar. More importantly, Yahoo is bringing voice and video calling to the iPad 2, though the company doesn’t specify on iTunes whether they also work on 3G. Other tools like fring certainly do, and pretty well. Yahoo does list, however, the devices compatible with the new features:
Voice is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Video is available for the iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 4, and iPad 2.
The Yahoo Messenger app was updated back in October to include video calling on the iPhone. The new version is available now in the App Store, for free.