By now if you’ve logged into your facebook account today you may have noticed a change to the chat layout, running down the right hand side.
This is the re-design in preparation of a big add-on feature Facebook are running in combination with Microsoft.
Skype, recently acquired by Microsoft are teaming up to offer video calling from within Facebook.
This will add another dimension to the social environment of Facebook and offer it’s members another way to stay in touch.
This is due to be launched in the next few weeks, but if you don’t want to wait you can get it now here – http://on.fb.me/qqebdp
You will see here – http://selnd.com/qgSSUb that the recent Google+ announcement will also offer group video conferencing, which they will call “hangouts”.
I think Microsoft are creating a nice niche for themselves and a way to move several brands forward. I was a little sceptical about the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, but in hindsight it was a very smart move.
We really do live in great times. We have 3 of the world’s largest online presences fighting for our attention… Oh Joy.