I don't think so which was kinda dissappointing for me. This was one of the main reasons why I got the vita since I use skype for work most of the time. I hope they get it in there soon because there's really no other reason to pay for 3G.
Any news on this?
What's a problem even more than not having a chat feature on the Vita is the circumstance, that the other side has no way of knowing about it.
Like, imagine the following scenario:
User A tries to call user B from the Vita.
User B, assuming the call is coming from a PC, does not have time right now and writes a text message like: "Sorry, my nephew just came through the door and we'll be having lunch. I know we still have to talk about tomorrows trip ... will be back at the computer in about an hour." ... and ends up waiting in vain after lunch, whereas user A still is wondering what was the matter.
Just one of many possibilities, where not having a message feature and the other side now knowing about this limitation could lead to misunderstandings from 'unconvenient' to 'really bad'.
I've just bought PS Vita, and installed Skype. Video and voice work great, but being not able to message someone is out of any sense. I’m also paying for calls so please it.
I think that for developers is not a big problem to implement the messaging feature too.