Back In October, HTC launched their Double Exposure event. One of the main features of the event was the launch of the HTC Desire EYE. However, the whole event was geared towards camera abilities and functions. As such we also had the release of the HTC RE Camera and also a whole bunch of software based apps and services known collectively as the HTC Eye Experience. Most of this software was geared towards the Desire EYE, although HTC did also state that they would roll out what they could to other HTC devices.
One of those features has now landed on the Play Store today under the guise of the ‘HTC Video Chat Enhance’. It does not take a genius to work out that this particular app and feature is designed to enhance Video Chatting. As such the Play Listing states that the app currently works with Hangouts, Line, ooVoo, Skype, Tango and WeChat. In terms of what the app does, well, again the name kinda gives it away. This app will help to enhance the visual quality of chats and as such includes enhanced Face Tracking, so that your face remains always in view and even when moving around. Apparently the face tracking is good for up to five people on screen at the same time when multi conversing. Another notable feature included is Screen Share which allows users to share things on your screen with the other video callers. A last feature worth noting is dubbed Drawing and this allows users to annotate screens during calls so that users can highlight specific aspects, figures or notes which can be seen by all callers.
As you would expect, this app only currently seems to be available to HTC devices and even that list will not include all devices but instead those originally slated to be compatible with the new HTC software. If you do have a compatible device then the app is available now via the Play Store, it is free and works on all compatible models running Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) and higher. If you decide to give it a go then let us know how much it improves your video chatting.