Facebook teams up with Skype for videochat feature
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There have been reports or Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg announcing a cooperation deal with Skype for adding a new feature on his major Social network.
The news was reported by a respected technology blog, Tech Crunch, in a story written by its editor, Michael Arrington, a well-known figure in social media circles across the world. "Next week, says a source with knowledge of the partnership, Facebook will launch a new video chat product, powered by Skype," Arrington wrote.
With this new feature, the enrolled facebook user will be able to not just post updates and chat through an instant messenger system. The possibilities extend to an inside-browser videocall system which will be implemented very soon. And by 'soon' most sources indicate that Facebook will be equiped with videocall by the end of next week.
Videocall with the support of Skype will surely boost Facebooks use. And truth is that the implementation of a videocall feature has been rumored many times in the past. But now such a characteristic is almost certain to be announced next week by official facebook sources. And it is natural for facebook and other social networks to try to support their position against the upcoming 'Google Plus' .