The developers preview of Windows 8 has just been released and all are very excited about it. Interestingly people have also started exploring and experimenting with it already – checking out the things that are built-in Microsoft Windows 8.
Not many people may have noticed that on the lock screen, a small visible icon where a number was popping up and appearing besides that icon and after looking at it more carefully people got to know that it’s the new in-built video chat application which comes along with Windows 8. We have also learnt that the numbers besides that Icon are nothing but the number of missed calls which have been received via the video chat application.
After digging deeper into this concept, developers have found out the code which could provide more clues about what this application would be meant for. The new app, Chatter would have the ability to make calls from various platforms including Skype, Google Talk and Windows Live, Lync, etc. While Skype integration is no big surprise for many after the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft a few months ago.
Now, if a real-time Video Chat is going to come along with Microsoft Windows 8 then the expectation of the users will also be on high note since Windows is the most preferred and used Operating System worldwide. People are also expecting to get a quality chat app like iOS’s FaceTime on Windows 8.
What would Windows 8 Chatter have – that would make it compete and compare favorably with FaceTime?
- Chatter would have option to include Skype, GTalk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger like services
- Would probably have a common inbox for all voice mails and missed calls
- Would have decent video quality and ability for making conference calls
- Would have Instant Messaging like Facebook Chat
This would also mean that now the user would just have to open up a single application from the desktop in order to get facilities of video chat, instant messaging along with conference calls too.