FaceTime Group Video Chat?

One of our forum members, 42395_skyline, has found an interesting key in FaceTime’s code. From the looks of it, future updates to FaceTime may enable multiparty conference calls with 3 or more people. This would work extremely well on the iPad’s large screen, and would give Apple the edge over competing business-centric tablets (like BlackBerry’s Playbook) for corporate use. Skype also recently updated their Windows application to support group chat for up to 5 people, so matching this would be the logical next step for Apple.

<key>AllowsMultipleConnections</key>
	<false/>

Setting the value to ‘true’ may enable this hidden feature, so if any daring members want to try it out, feel free. And let us know what happens!

The file is located at:

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/IMCore.framework/imagent.app/PlugIns/FaceTime.imservice/ServiceProperties.plist

Awesome find skyline!


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