Skype and Facebook team up to create video calling
Facebook have announced that they are bringing video chat to the social network giant, in conjunction with Skype. All of Facebook’s 750 million users will not only be able to chat with their friends, but now be able to see them wherever they are in the world. This is the main feature Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, announced yesterday along with a redesigned chat window and creating group chats.
The key features of Facebook’s video chat are:
On your friend’s profile page, you will now see an option to call your friend
If your friend is not online, or doesn’t answer, you can leave a video message for them
Just like Skype video chats, your video doesn’t begin until both have accepted the call
These are some of the key features of the Facebook Skype video chat. I feel this will be a massive success as it combines a great service such as Skype with the biggest social network on the web. With over 750 million users, I feel people will be using it all the time and loving it. However, this maybe bad news for Google+. A feature within Google+ called ‘Hangouts’ is a video chat service that enables users to video call their friends on Google+. I feel this service will suffer because Facebook already have many users and combing it with Skype will surely blow Google+’s Hangouts out of the water.
Below is the official ‘Facebook Video Chat’ video:
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