Mark Zuckerberg revealed the new feature of Facebook, the most popular social networking site on earth, in cooperation with Skype, the instant messaging and voice chat provider. He showed the new feature during an event in the headquarter of Facebook in Palo Alto.
“We think this is awesome because we’re using the best technology that’s out there for doing video chat with the best social infrastructure that’s out there,” said Mark Zuckerberg.
The new Skype feature comes with enhanced group text chat which allows for multi-person interactions and a camera icon that can be clicked on for instant one-on-one video calls with friends.
Is this the response of Facebook with the Google+ Hangout feature? Maybe, Mark Zuckerberg was threatening with the Google+ that was launched just last week. However, he said that it was planned to add Skype feature way before Google launches its social networking site and Microsoft plans to buy the Skype.
“There is this clear arc where the world generally believes (social networking) is going to be everywhere,” Zuckerberg said. “In a matter of time it will be billions, whether it is us or somebody else doing it.”