Facebook Launching Skype Powered Video Chat On Wednesday

By  at Friday, July 01, 2011  

Just yesterday, We had reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had revealed that the company was planning to launch something awesome next week. Well, according to sources, it turns out that Facebook is all set to launch its new in-browser Skype powered video chat facility next week.

This partnership with Facebook might be beneficial for Skype as well, which is now a Microsoft owned property. Since we know that Microsoft isn't in the online social networking game, they won't really have any objections with Skype forming a partnership with Facebook and one shouldn't forget the fact that Microsoft is a shareholder in Facebook.

Many analysts believe that Facebook's "something awesome" would be related to the mobile or tablet arena including the release of a long-awaited Facebook app for iPad and a dedicated app for photo-sharing on the iPhone. However, it turns out that its going to be completely different. Partnering with Skype, Facebook will now bring in-brower video chat for its over 750 million users.

Facebook has also posted a job opening requiring the services of a software developer to make desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Does this mean that Facebook wants to make a debut in desktop based video chatting solution as well? With Skype already dominating that, how does Facebook plan to do that whilst being in partnership with Skype itself?

All of these questions will be answered, come Wednesday. We'll be sure to update you with all the details regarding Facebook's new service, right here.

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