Finally, the moment some Facebook users were anxiously waiting for, the announcement of the “awesome” feature that the social network was going to make available to it’s over 750 million users.
If you haven’t yet noticed, log on to your Facebook account, click on one of your contact’s names’ on Facebook chat and you will notice that you are now able to start video calls straight from the comfort of your browser. If you want to know how this works, click here to visit Facebook’s video calling portal and click on the “Get started” button to find out more.
It all started as rumors
At first it was nothing more than rumors, the fact that Skype the world’s most notable VOIP client was going to become integrated with the world’s most notable social network. As with all rumors, the more they’re repeated they end up becoming true. We shouldn’t forget the fact that Google+ also made this possible (Thanks Google!), forcing Facebook to step up their game to be able to compete with Google’s social network, which is proving to be quite popular.
Furthermore, apart from the introduction of Skype-enabled video chat, Zuckerberg also unveiled “group chat”, which is a cool add-on that allows users to hold conversation with multiple users on one window instead of having to open many chats, goodbye long status/comments!
There have been some talks by both Facebook and Skype on introducing “paid products” but no further information has been leaked on this matter. We can safely say that this partnership between the two companies is not likely to fade away anytime soon.
Some of you may be wondering whether video chat is available on mobile devices. Unfortunately, it isn’t…at least for the moment. When asked during the press conference, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg didn’t spill out any details to when this might become available but personally I predict it could take a while since the technology behind this is pretty “tough” to figure out and manage. It will happen but we it’s difficult to say when.
What’s next Zuckerberg? That’s a question many web gurus and “geeks” have been trying to find or work out but there are endless possibilities, we never know what the geniuses behind Facebook could come up with. Nevertheless, we can say that they’re doing a hell of a job and 1 billion users isn’t that far away now, Mark!