07 Jul '11, 7am

Facebook offers free video chats with Skype

PALO ALTO (California) - Facebook users will be able to make free video calls to their friends through the site after the social networking giant announced a partnership with the web telephony service Skype. Rolling out internationally in coming weeks, the widely anticipated feature brings together two of the web's most popular consumer services and is a sign of the way "social apps" will become more prevalent, said Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Mr Zuckerberg introduced the new feature as one of a slate of new sharing and communication tools to be launched in the next few months. "This is symbolic of the way we are going to do these things, building social apps on top of our social infrastructure ... it's only possible because that social infrastructure already exists." He also announced group chat and a redesigned layout for Facebook chat. The next five year...

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