Facebook Adding Video Chat Via Skype

Mark Zuckerberg confirms rumors, says site now has 750M users
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2011 12:46 PM CDT
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Adding Video Chat to Site Via Skype
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Tech bloggers had this one right: Facebook is indeed adding video calling to the site in a deal with Skype. Mark Zuckerberg confirmed today at a news conference, and the Facebook blog has details, reports the Digits blog at the Wall Street Journal. The feature, which comes a week after Google unveiled a similar feature called Hangouts, should be available to everyone within weeks. Zuckerberg also announced that Facebook is tweaking the chat design to add a buddy list and a group-chat feature. And forget that half-billion figure: Facebook now has 750 million users worldwide, he says. (More Facebook stories.)

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