Facebook has launched in last November the new messages feature, it’s an amazing feature that combines chats, texts, messages & emails in one place.
Yesterday Facebook has announced new interesting features, video calling, group chat & redesigned chat and this comes after Google biggest announcement the Google+ hangouts that includes all users. Facebook video calls & group chat are not available yet on mobiles.
Facebook Video Calling/Chatting
Facebook’s biggest announcement yesterday was the partnership with Skype which you can make video calls with your friends through your Facebook account. CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook has 750 million, which Facebook has brought video calling to all its 750 million users.
Its actually an interesting feature to users to make one to one video calls. Video calling will be available to all users in the coming weeks or you can install Facebook video calling plugin. Yet there is no announcements about group video calls.
How to make video calls on Facebook?
- Either by calling your friends using the video icon in the chat box
- Or directly through your friend’s profile page
- As well Facebook users can accept or reject any video call request.
Facebook Group Chat
Facebook has launched group chat which is one of the most requested features in Facebook. You can make multi-person chat. Simply add your friends to chat.
“Now when your friends can’t figure out what movie to see, you can just add them to a chat and decide together” Facebook video chat engineer Phillip Su says of the new feature.
Facebook group chat functionality is similar to Google+ huddles which is a group based mobile feature available between Google+ members.
Facebook Chat Redesign
Is a new chat design that includes a sidebar that shows the list of people you message most. The side bar adjusted with the size of the browser window & it appears when the window is wide enough.
Check Facebook blog for the official announcements about the new features.