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Actually you need to pick which ever one everyone you want to video chat with has or can access. I still don't understand why there isn't a standard protocol for this that everyone can use and then just use the app of your choice. For me, I had influence over everyone I chat with and picked Tango as the cross platform choice. Skype might be there now but I haven't tested it yet as Tango was working fine.
I just Skyped last night D3 -> iPhone for the first time, I had heard it worked, and I knew it worked D3 -> Computer, but all I did was use the Skype from the market, sign in, and make the call. I was on WiFi the entire time, the other end was on both ATT 3G and WiFi.
This may sound stupid, but do you have Video Chat enabled in the settings menu? It's possible to untick it.
Device(s): Moto Droid Maxx (2013-), Moto Droid 3 (2011-2013), HTC Droid Eris (2009-2011)
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The Droid3 ships with a Verizon-specific version of Skype called Skype mobile that does *NOT* support video calls on the D3, nor does it support calling on WiFi
However, there is another Skype app on the Android market that *DOES* support the front-facing camera on the D3 and supports video calling with Skype users on the iPhone, as I just tried doing so, successfully, with my sister on an iPhone 4.
Is that in the general phone settings? Because "Enable video calling" isn't there. Nor is it there in the Google Talk settings. I'm confused!
I don't think there is any setting you need to enable. Make sure your D3 has the latest updates from Verizon; when I first got my phone Google Talk Video Chatting was not supported, but they added it in an update.
As stated before, the person you are going to chat with must also be using Google Talk, on whatever their platform of choice is (except iPad or iPhone I think, Apple wants them to FaceTime. I think there is no Google Talk app for iOS. If want to chat with someone on an i-Something I'd suggest Skype or Tango).
Once you are in the Talk app you can see your contacts list. If you don't regularly use your GMail account or Google Talk you may need to add the contact (Menu -> Add friend -> firstname.lastname@example.org -> Send Invitation). Your online contacts should be at the top of the list, and they'll have a green, orange, or red icon to their right. Those who are on a video chat enabled device will have a little video camera for that icon. Just tap on the icon and it'll start the call.
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