Facebook Debuts Long-Awaited Video Chat Powered By Skype, Confirms 750 Million Users [VIDEO]

July 6, 2011 11:08 am

Following months of rumors and loosely kept secrets, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced the social network’s new video chat feature, powered by the leading authority in the matter, Skype.

Allowing users to instantly see and speak to each other with just a few clicks, Facebook’s new video calling feature is built right into their updated chat design, making it easy for users to switch a conversation from text to video. See how it works in the promo video below:

Facebook also rolled out group chat today, a feature that would allow a group of friends to plan an dinner, talk about a TV show or debate who is hotter Megan Fox or Rosie Huntington-Whitley. In addition, Zuckerberg also introduced an updated chat design that helps to find your most valued friends by creating a sidebar that lists the people you message most.

To sign up for Facebook’s video calling and to find out more about their new features, click here.