Facebook adds Skype video chat feature

Jul 8 2011

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

Facebook 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.

You can read the full story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14054860

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