Facebook adds Skype video chat feature – CNN


Palo Alto, California (CNN) — Facebook is encouraging its members to talk face to face — over the computer.

The social networking giant introduced a video-calling feature on Wednesday in partnership with Skype, the popular Internet video-chat provider.

The product comes a week after Google launched a competing social network, called Google+, which also includes a video-chatting program.

Facebook’s version will show up on the site as a “call” button at the top of users’ profile pages. By clicking that or finding someone in a new “buddy list” bar on the right-hand side, Facebook users can talk to each other as long as they have webcams. The company began turning that service on for millions of users on Wednesday and will add it to more accounts over time, spokespeople said.

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