Thursday, July 7, 2011

Facebook gets video chat and text group chat

Over 750 million people actively use Facebook. Now, Skype's video chat just got integrated right into Facebook. You can easily call people right from within Facebook and video chat starts instantly, in your browser.There's a new sidebar that appears when your screen is wide enough. It displays the friends you message the most. You can start a video call from right there or from a friend's Profile.

You can also now add people to a one-on-one text chat. Phillip Su from Facebook says that this was one of the most requested features.

Video chat will be rolled out slowly. But if you're one of the impatient people, you can start using it right away from here.

[The Facebook Blog]