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Facebook unveils Skype video calling

Facebook on Wednesday launched a video calling facility which is powered by Skype, just a few days after Google took another plunge into social networking with Google Plus.

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: July 9, 2011  | 13:23 IST

Facebook on Wednesday launched a video calling facility which is powered by Skype , just a few days after Google took another plunge into social networking with Google Plus.

Around 750 million Facebook users will be able to make video calls on the site.

In the redesigned Facebook video chat feature, the person who is sent the most messages comes at the top of the list.

The Facebook feature currently does not has group chat facility that is available on Google Plus. Facebook will also add the group chat option.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 27, had earlier said that the company will launch some thing "awesome" leading to a lot of speculation about its next offering.

During the launch of its video chat facility, Facebook also provided fresh data about its user base: 750 million users worldwide and they are sharing 4 billion items every day via the site.

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