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Skype-powered video calls headed to Facebook?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jul 2011 2:24

Skype-powered video calls headed to Facebook? Facebook appears set to add Skype-powered video calls to its service, from within the Facebook interface, at a launch event next week.
If sources are accurate, Skype video chat and calling will be available to anyone with a webcam, anytime they log into the social network.

Skype did not deny the claim, simply saying: "We don't have anything to share at this moment. Will keep you posted if that changes."

Facebook and Skype have long been partners, but to a much smaller degree. You can currently call FB friends through Skype, after logging in and connecting your friends to the account.

Skype was recently purchased by Microsoft for $8.5 billion, and the software giant said its aim was to integrate Skype into every service possible, starting with its own platforms like Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Live. Microsoft was an early investor in Facebook.

Google+, the brand new rival social network from Google, offers group video chat with up to 10 simultaneous users.

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