Years ago, technology experts began to develop programs and hardware that allowed users to chat face to face. First there was the web camera, which quickly transformed into video conference calling. Now that consumers are fairly well versed with video chat technology, Apple has taken steps to include it within every household around the world.
FaceTime is a program that allows iPhone owners to talk to their friends in the most intimate way possible. Never before has a mobile phone made it so easy for friends, families and colleagues to get in contact with one another without needing to purchase a ton of separate equipment. All you need is the iPhone 4, the iPad 2 or another Apple product that has recently been manufactured. With a WiFi connection you can see and hear anyone on your contact list when they log into the FaceTime program.
Other mobile phone manufacturers are looking to release similar programs in the future. Blackberry Messenger is extremely popular with business professionals, as they are assigned an eight digit pin number that can be shared with anyone. Although Blackberry Messenger users are only able to text one another, they are able to save, recall and view past conversations with ease.
As more iPhone 4 users start to use the FaceTime program, video chatting will become more commonplace. Talk to your relatives when you go on a long trip, or even use it to hold a virtual meeting from across the world. You can go through your list of contacts and instantly see who else might be using FaceTime at that particular moment. All you need to do is to touch the screen and your iPhone 4 will load the program. Choose a person that you want to talk to face to face and wait until he or she accepts your invitation to chat.