Facebook adds vieo chat featureFacebook has announced a partnership with Skype to add video chat to the social networking site.

The move is likely to be seen as a shot across the bow of Google, which recently launched a Facebook rival, Google+, also featuring video calling.

This is not the first time Facebook and Skype have teamed up – they already share some instant messaging tools.
Skype is in the process of being bought by Microsoft, which is a major shareholder in Facebook.

The new video-call service was launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who also revealed that the site now had more than 750 million users.
However, he said that the total number of active users was no longer a useful measure of the site’s success.

Instead, the amount of sharing – of photographs, videos and web links – was a better indication of how people engaged with the site, explained Mr Zuckerberg.

At launch, Facebook’s video chat service will only be able to connect two users face-to-face, whereas Google’s system allows group video calls, known as Hangouts.

Mark Zuckerberg: “This type of thing is only possible because of the social infrastructure that already exists”

 


 

13 Responses to Facebook Adds Skype Video Chat Feature

  1. prabin luitel says:

    great….now all things from facebook..i like this

  2. subramani says:

    face book connect thought world great………

  3. shailja says:

    wow..its great….video chat is available on facebook…FACEBOOK ROCKS..

  4. Roshan Umredkar says:

    I think it’s great deal…… I’m just waiting…..

  5. Abinesh says:

    its a great treat for everyone in fb family…personal transfer of video and other files to a person will be still great

  6. Abhinav says:

    Wow Mark! Good job! U r making this world actually a more open place now! I think its far too difficult for google plus to stand against Facebook.

  7. Jessica says:

    Wow, that’s good to know. Now a days I think all business owners should be informed of these changes. You can used video chat on FB instead of making a call. Facebook is where you network anyway, so instead of skyping away from the facebook page you can now video chat will updating your status and interact with new people. I think its a great feature!

  8. It’s cool that facebook is actually adding this feature. You don’t have to download skype and it’s easy to connect since your friends are already there.

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  10. kotresh says:

    nice. .

  11. i lag says:

    Wow its so interesting news. I also accessing Facebook regularly so this idea is awesome for me. Facebook always provide lots of facilities for its users.

  12. Cyril says:

    Wow facebook is actually moving forward.No need to download skype to face-chat with friends

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