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Wednesday July 6, 2011 12:28 pm

Facebook launching video calling, group chat, and chat redesign today

Facebook video chat

Facebook is right in the middle of announcing three new changes that are happening today. The first is multi-person group chat, which has been one of the most requested features. Second, a redesign of chat that makes it easier to get to the people you chat with most, better see the avatars of yours friends, etc. Lastly, and this is the big one, instant video chat through a partnership with Skype. Just choose a friend and initiate a video call, and if they don't have the plugin installed, it takes 10 seconds to download, and you are chatting. No need for a Skype username, or Skype software, it all happens through Facebook. Hit the link below now to see the announcement happening live, with demos.

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Hmm, while this is good, I’m not sure it lives up to the “awesome” news Zuck was promising. They’ve obviously been working on this for a while, but it’s interesting since Google+ leveraged Google Talk to do the same thing.


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