Facebook announces Skype video calling, group chats

By Jos · 8 replies
Jul 7, 2011
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  1. Facebook announced its answer to Google+ Hangouts Wednesday afternoon in the form of a video calling feature powered by Skype. The social network's new offering will allow users to call…

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  2. how about a stable fb instead of all this new crap ?
  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    The news is a little late...

    Anyway, funny how they announced something "awesome" was coming a week or so ago, and it turned out to be this. Hardly anything impressive.
  4. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Sorry Facebook, but Google + is about to be the new best thing. From what i've heard, their social application is a major fb killer, mainly because it gives the user more control. Google may not be any better with the privacy issue, but the fact that they don't tell their users how to be more social is going win people over. You can actually choose who sees your posts and you won't have to worry about posting something on someone's wall and the rest of your fb friends seeing it in their news feed.

    Nice try with this, though. At least you're going down fighting :p
  5. Hmmmm

    Facebook doesn't force anyone to do anything, Its a social network it was designed to work as intended, dont use it if you dont like it.

    Google is the one that really should be worrying why would people switch? They are already on FB and same with their friends. Converting people will not be easy
  6. I test Google+ and is far pleasant to use for me than FB. I don't know why, but I feel more free, more open, more clean... And Circles are very useful idea... It's very easy manage them. It seems to me as if Google+ is like FB+Twister+Useful Tools Integration. On the other hand, videochat was introduced in MySpace arround 2004... So no amazing idea. In addtion, Google+ allows 10 persons to share same VideoChat sesion, sharing Youtube videos and other things at same time. This is much more appealing & funny I think.
  7. Well, FB has 750 million users.

    Population of people not using it is about 6500 million users.

    Out of those 750 million users, home many are duplicates (for the same user).

    I will at least try G+, I will not try FB.
  8. AHHH I feel so bad!!
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    @Guest at 1225

    Pretty much spot on, I think that likes of FB/Google are pushing us towards 'closed web' i.e. they are trying to lock users in their own offerings so I wouldn't be bothered with either. For me both are worse than being in a **** load and half.

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