Facebook Video Chat with Skype and Group Chat launched

By on Jul 7, 2011 in Internet, Technology, United States, World Comments

Facebook launched on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 its latest features, video chat with Skype and a group chat option, as announced by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.



Facebook and Skype logo
Image Credit: Facebook/Skype

As noted on international news sites, the announcement was made at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California in front of a group of reporters.

“This type of thing is only possible because of the social infrastructure that already exists” Zuckerberg was quoted as saying, adding that Facebook has now more than 750 million users.

However, Zuckerberg noted that the total number of active users was no longer a useful measure of the Facebook’s success but rather the amount of sharing of its users.

As published at Facebook blog that day, the Facebook video chat with Skype is only applicable to two users face-to-face, unlike in the newly launched Google Plus which allows group video calls.

Meanwhile, Facebook also added a group chat option which is the same as the group chat of Google Plus, where the user has the choice to click an icon to add more people to the chat.

On the other hand, the new Facebook chat has now a sidebar that lists the user message the most as it adjusts with the size of the user’s browser window and automatically appears when the window is wide enough.



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