Facebook has partnered with Skype to launch “Video Calling“, allowing Facebook users to chat face to face with their Facebook friends. Video calling is being integrated into the Facebook ‘chat’ function. Users need only to click the video call button at the top of their chat window in order to start communicating over video, once the call recipient accepts the video request. The campaign, which is being slowly rolled out to users, is being promoted with a commercial featuring video chat in several languages.
Click on the image below to play the Facebook Video Calling commercial in YouTube (HD)
Skype CEO Tony Bates talks about Skype’s leadership in video calling and recaps some important milestones over the past few weeks. He highlights today’s news about Facebook video calling powered by Skype (see the Skype blog), and shares Skype’s broader multi-platform strategy to bring video calling everywhere — the desktop, mobile phones, TVs and the Web. Click on the image below to play the Skype video in YouTube (HD)