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Facebook Video Chat Review

As we mentioned yesterday, Facebook announced a new video chat service which they have already begun implementing. I installed the plugin to try it out today and was pretty impressed.

The first thing you’ll notice is a visual makeover of the entire chat box. The online indicator as well as close button and name have been relocated to the top of the box, and your text input it now located on the very bottom, which saves vertical space. Facebook has also removed the gradient from the boxes, opting for a flatter, cleaner light blue. And finally of course, beside the options and close buttons, we have a new one for video chatting. More details inside

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Facebook Announces Video Calling With Skype

We all knew something crazy was going to come out of the Facebook announcement today, and we were right on!

Today Mr. Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was releasing an awesome new feature which integrates video calling into Facebook. The Video Calling is brought to you seamlessly by being integrated into the Facebook experience using Skype technology.

The new feature is quite simple to use, you can just simply select someone from your chat contacts list on Facebook and give them a call. Facebook Chat should detect your webcam and audio settings automatically and you should be good to go!

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Facebook to launch In-browser video chat with Skype integration

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Mark Zukerberg told us to expect something awesome to be announced next week by Facebook but we didn’t expect this. According to the Seattle Press, Facebook will be launching a new in-browser video chat application that will integrate fully with Skype.
Select press were invited to the event which will take place on July 6th where the announcement will be made. The invitation itself hints to what is going to be discussed. On the invitation there are 2 chat bubbles one with a face of a person which would indicate some kind of video chat.

At this point however we don’t know if the application will work without Skype installed or will require some sort of browser plugin. This new partnership with Skype could increase the Skype population dramatically considering Facebook has around 750 million active users while Skype has just 170 million.

News of this comes shortly after Microsoft acquires Skype, I wonder if Microsoft was already aware of this deal before they purchased Skype?

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Skype for Android now does 2-way video chat over 3G

Android users rejoice, the Skype App has been updated to allow 2-way video chat over 3G. Now you can enjoy all of the pleasures that iOS users have had for a little while longer.

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Skype for iPad Coming Soon Leaked Video

The people over at Skype made a little leak when they uploaded a video of the iPad version of Skype onto YouTube. The video was initially set to public and have since been set to private, however a user over at Razorianfly captured a screenshot of the video above. So what does this mean? It means that the Skype for iPad app may actually be coming and sooner than later. No longer will we have to resort to FaceTime or a blown up version of the iPhone version of the App. Stay tuned for more updates.

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