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Facebook Launches Group Chat, A New Chat Design and Video Calling
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Msg#: 4335890 posted 5:31 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

At a conference in Facebook's HQ in Palo Alto Mark Zuckerberg talked about the "something awesome" [webmasterworld.com] launch today.

He talked about Group Chat and a new chat design, along with Video Calling in a hook-up with Skype.

Group Chat and a simplified chat design is rolling out today, along with video calling.

More to follow as the announcements come out.

 

paulguy



 
Msg#: 4335890 posted 6:06 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Very interesting considering Mircosoft's purchase of Skype.

Hugene

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 6:28 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

If it needs Skype installed on the same computer where you're using FB, it won't pick up too much. Also, will you need to login to Skype too? I think the big G outdid the FB, that is if I understand correctly that the video chat in FB wont be a native web app.

Also, video chat on FB probably means some more facial recognition training + a new voice recognition feature. I of one won't be using this.

Chrispcritters

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 6:45 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hmm, so this was the "something awesome" announcement?

linuxguy

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 6:52 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

Disappointed.

Pfui

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 6:57 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

FWIW...

"Call Your Friends Right From Facebook" (blog.facebook.com)

HUFFPOST TECH on the topic [huffingtonpost.com...]

ember

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 8:01 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

That's it? Yawn.

Habtom

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 10:44 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I closed my account last week. Very happy and never have been more proud of myself:) Now, where do I go to claim back the time I wasted on Facebook?

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 3:21 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Habtom I can't agree with you more. When I read the "Big News" my first thought was yahoo days when they hosted a chat. Remember those they were a waste of time and I see this as in the same class.

lexipixel

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 3:59 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I don't know, my teen uses FB extensively, but switches to Skype and OOVOO to video chat with friends.

If you're a video chatter, this is a "+1" for FB.

Sgt_Kickaxe

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 9:35 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Facebook video chat is one on one only, not group.

I closed my account last week.

But... your farm... :)

KJBweb



 
Msg#: 4335890 posted 10:14 am on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I've limited my account to include friends that I only interact with on a day-to-day basis, disabled myself from appearing in search results and so on.

I've got (just) 35-40 friends which means not much new happens, though I'm in touch with my normal (non-geek) friends without appearing to be an anti-social git; this means FB gets boring very quickly and I spend probably only around 5 minutes a day on it at most.

No app's/games/farms for me thanks :)

celgins

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Msg#: 4335890 posted 11:07 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Typical responses from IT folks. :)

This is actually good news for Facebook users who may or may not already use Skype.

darco



 
Msg#: 4335890 posted 7:40 am on Jul 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

wonder if this really work

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