FACEBOOK Launches Group and Video Chat With SKYPE!
Yes, you read it right, Facebook in partnership with SKYPE for another innovation in our Social networking experience! It has a new designs in chat plus group chat video calling powered by Skype.
There is also a new design that makes the chat look better on wide screens. Now there is a side panel showing you the people you chat with the most and whether they are online or not, which shows up on wider screens. It reminds me of the side rail in the RockMelt social browser, which Facebook has been working with closely.
Video calling is now possible in Facebook. Its browser-based inside Facebook, and is currently only one-to-one video calling. (Skype charges for group video chat). One nice feature is that you can leave your friends video voicemails if they don’t answer, so it is both live and asynchronous.
Immediately, people will be comparing Facebook video calling to Google+ Hangouts, which is a group video chat capability within Google’s new social product. The lack of group video chat in the Facebook product might be seen as a weakness, but most video chats tend to be one-to-one. And Facebook can always add group video chats later.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls the Skype app “the first example of a great social app.” He sees the next five years being about social apps built on top of the infrastructure Facebook has built. Communications products are inherently social, and chat is a good place to start.
1. CLICK THIS: https://www.facebook.com/videocalling
2. Then click Get Started.
3. Choose the person you want to video call.
4. A set up menu will pop up and you have to click Run.