A while ago, Facebook launched the video calling functionality on the site using Skype technology. And later on, with the latest version of Skype you could chat with your Facebook friends right from the Skype. That was a great move by the companies in making the chat experience more better.
Yesterday Skype announced an update that would allow you to make Facebook-to-Facebook call from within Skype. Up until now, you were only allowed to send text messages to your Facebook friends and read their status updates but now you can make a video call to your Facebook friends while you’re on Skype.
The new update : Skype 5.7 beta for Windows and Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac – doesn’t bring much to the client, but a video call button on the profile of your Facebook friends in Skype interface. This new development in the Skype-Facebook partnership makes it easier to connect with friends, family and business colleagues.
Make A Video Call To Your Facebook Friends From Within Skype
Now you don’t need to log in to your Facebook account to talk with your friends face-to-face. You can video chat with your Facebook friends pretty much the same way you use Skype. Initiating a Facebook-to-Facebook call is quite easy. All you have to do is download the latest beta version of Skype (Find the download links for Windows and Mac at the end of the post)
Once you’ve downloaded and installed the latest beta version of Skype, connect your Facebook account if you haven’t, already. When you connect your Facebook account, your Facebook friends will appear in the chat list at the left side. Select a Facebook friend and hit the video call button in Skype – your friend simply picks up the call from Facebook.
This new feature won’t be useful to the users who use the video calling feature exclusively on Facebook, as they will never launch the Skype client just to make a video call back to their Facebook friends. Although the feature will be welcomed by those users who like to spend most of the time on Skype rather than Facebook. They are now being able to call their Facebook friends from within Skype client.
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To know more about this feature, here’s the official video posted by Skype on the official blog that will tell you more about the new features of latest Skype beta version. Watch out this video.
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