Facebook is about to announce a browser-based video chat that will be powered by Skype, which will also have a desktop component. Mark Zuckerberg had already tipped off about an “awesome” announcement on 6th July but the cat is already out of the bag. The news is actually the launch of Facebook’s video chat product that has been developed by its Seattle Team and it results from a partnership with Skype.
The introduction of this new feature seems very well timed since currently a lot of comparison is being drawn between Facebook and Google+. In fact the group video chat feature of Google+, Hangouts is being viewed as a possible Facebook killer too. However, with the launch of this video chat feature Facebook can safely expect its users to stay loyal to it rather than jumping to Google+.
The partnership between Facebook and Skype will also help Skype in getting more users. While Facebook has 750 million users, Skype has only 170 million. So this feature will also increase Skype’s user base.
In order to get more details about the feature, you will have to wait till 6th July. So stay tuned till we bring you more on this front!
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