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Facebook integrates Skype Video Calling

Jul 6 2011, 1:40pm CDT | by

Facebook uses Skype to counter Google Hangout.

Facebook integrates Skype Video Calling
 
 

Facebook announced today a new video chat feature powered by Skype. The video chat feature is now directly built into the Facebook Chat. Facebook is rolling out video chat to all 750 million users in the next few weeks.

If you want to use it now you can click here. The Skype integration is seamless. You do not need a Skype account. Skype is really just providing the technology and infrastructure here. Google is able to offer their own video technology through the hangout feature in Google+. 

Facebook also made some improvements to the chat function including the introduction of instant group chat. 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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