Saturday, 19 November 2011

Skype beta updates integrate Facebook video chat

Skype has announced an update to its Windows and Mac OS X apps, that adds the flexibility to initiate video chatting with Facebook friends among Skype. The VoIP big says the new development within the Skype-Facebook partnership showcases how Skype is creating it easier for individuals to attach and communicate with their friends, family and colleagues.

The new feature is on the market with the Skype five.4 Beta for Mac and Skype five.7 Beta for Windows updates. To access it, all you would like to try and do is link your Skype and Facebook accounts via Facebook button within the Skype. all of your Facebook friends can then seem among Skype and you'll be able to begin a video decision, that your friend will answer via Facebook.

"This new feature allows you to maintain social connections together with your Facebook friends and enhances previously announced options like having the ability to visualize when your Facebook friends are on-line, browse their standing updates and IM all from Skype," Rick Osterloh, vice chairman of product at Skype, said in an exceedingly blog post.

Apart from the Facebook video chat integration, the update conjointly options smoother video rendering on Macs and cluster screen sharing for Windows. The update conjointly includes ability to share screen with a live video stream.

Facebook and Skype had partnership in July this year to launch free video chatting service on Facebook. The Facebook video chatting feature cam on the heels of Google's launch of latest social networking web site Google+, that already featured video chatting.


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