Rumor: Facebook developing VoIP calls à la Skype

By Emil · 7 replies
Jan 27, 2011
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  1. A few Facebook users have started seeing a Call button randomly show up when they visit their friends' profiles. The new button doesn't seem to do anything, but it's not too big of a stretch to guess that Facebook wants to start doing VoIP calls.

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  2. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    Facebook LOVES to get itself integrated into as many places and devices as possible. However, I don't think they like integrated other services into Facebook. As such, I highly doubt they'll integrate skype. That being said, if whatever VoIP service they create is anything like their chat service, I can't see myself ever using it.
  3. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    I see what you're saying. Maybe they will just use Skype's technology under the hood? Only time will tell.
  4. Hope they outsource, they cant even make an instant messenger function that is reliable.
  5. andreasf93

    andreasf93 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    #Guest is right, fix chat first..
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Tell me about it. They got their grubby little hands on my favorite file sharing site and then shut it down..........bastards...
  7. Skype has the ability to show your Facebook newsfeeds.... so... i imagine it is likely that they would go with the Skype technology to go with friend calling.
  8. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    it'd be great if they collaborate with skype so I can chat with https on and have good voice / video calls with extra features i.e. screen-sharing and conference video call.

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