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Make Skype calls to all your Facebook friends

Posted on: November 18, 2011


Skype Ltd. has extended its partnership with Facebook Inc. by further integrating its Internet video calling service into the social network.

Skype is releasing updates that embed its software more directly into Facebook, allowing video chats across both networks.

Considering that Facebook has more than 800 million members and Skype has 170 million, the combination creates quite a global network.

We’ve been on a mission to connect a billion users and with this, we take a big step closer to that,” said Jonathan Rosenberg, Skype’s chief technology strategist.

The two companies teamed up in July to bring free video chatting to Facebook, a move that came on the heels of Google’s introduction of rival social network Google+, which included a group video feature called Hangouts.

Skype’s update is the next step of that integration and allows Skype members to initiate a Facebook-to-Facebook call within Skype, Rosenberg said. But there is still no group calling feature available.

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