Facebook video chat revealed

Much-rumoured deal sees video chat finally land on Facebook.

Facebook and Skype have finally got official with their new video chat feature for the social network. Announced by Mark Zuckerberg, the new service means you can now natter with your Skype and Facebook buddies via the social network.

The VoIP giant, recently acquired by Microsoft, reckons it couldn’t be easier to get going. You can make video calls directly from Facebook Chat, as long as that feature is set to ‘online’. Alternatively, hit up a pal’s profile and use the ‘call’ icon in the top right hand corner.

What’s more, if your mates aren’t available for some video banter, you can record and leave a message which will appear in their notifications the next time they log into Facebook.

Facebook also laid out details of a new Group Chat feature to tackle Google’s new Hang Outs feature in Google+, while also telling the world that it now has a mind-blowing 750 million active users around the world.

Facebook and Skype say the new video chat feature will be rolling out over the next few weeks. Already used it? Then let us know what you make of it now over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now