Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all smiles right now, as he introduced the world to Facebook’s brand new feature – Video Calling. Despite the slight delay, Zuckerberg finally pulled the wraps off this new addition. What seems to be the next logical step for the social networking giant, Video Calling lets you video chat with any of your friends on Facebook, but only a one-on-one chat and that too, through your desktop browser only, mobile devices will have to wait a bit. Facebook’s Video Calling will go on to compete with existing services like Google + Hangout and Apple’s FaceTime.
The next logical step
At the announcement yesterday, Skype CEO Tony Bates shed some more light on the new feature. Skype worked alongside Facebook six months ago to make this feature possible. Right now, users cannot video chat between Facebook and Skype or vice versa, this feature may come out sometime in the future. At the moment, Skype’s video calling service seems more feature packed as it gives you the flexibility of connecting to anyone using Skype, whether it’s on the desktop or mobile phone. Given that Facebook’s Video Calling feature is built by Skype themselves, it’s only a matter of time till both are interconnected. So, if you are a heavy Facebook user and use it as the primary source of chatting with your friends, then you owe it to yourself to try out this out. Head over to this link to get started.
Publish date: July 7, 2011 10:52 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:08 pm