It finally happened. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg said something revolutionary was coming to Facebook, and today it happened. Facebook and Skype announced a partnership that will bring Skype’s revolutionary calling service to the over 700 million people using the “Social Network”.
This puts down rumors that the big announcement this week was that Facebook was going to introduce a new iPad app. This did not play out, but we did get some new features like group chatting, video chatting, and a slew of other new features.
There’s no word yet on when the iOS version of Facebook will support this, however it’ll probably be with an upcoming update (maybe that’ll be a universal application), but for now, it looks like we’re just going to have these awesome features on our PCs (or Macs).
In order to enable the feature now, you’ll have to navigate to http://facebook.com/videocalling and click on the “Get Started Link.” It’ll then enable the feature on your Facebook chat. When you want to start a video call, Facebook will download a little app (Java, for the tech oriented) in order for the video chat feature to work.
So there goes our hopes of an iPad version of Facebook (for now, at least). Have you tried out the new Facebook video or group chat? Does it work well? Let us know in the comment below, or on the other social network.