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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Facebook introduce new features: Group chat, new design, & video calling powered by Skype!

After giving you live update tweets @STARtrigaBlog, now here's the recap and all the important information you need to know: (You can also get started on the video calling NOW see info below! :))

See The Friends You Message Most
The new chat design includes a sidebar that lists the people you message most. Now it's easier to find your friends and start a conversation. The sidebar adjusts with the size of your browser window, and it automatically appears when the window is wide enough.

Create a Group Chat Instantly
We're also launching multi-person chat, which is one of our most requested features. Now when your friends can't figure out what movie to see, you can just add them to a chat and decide together. To include more friends in your conversation, simply select Add Friends to Chat.

And just like your other chats, the history of your conversation is available in messages.

Bring Your Conversations to Life
Video chat has been around for years now, but it's still not an everyday activity for most people. Sometimes it's too difficult to set up, or the friends you want to talk to are on different services.

Live demo of video calling
So a few months ago, we started working with Skype to bring video calling to Facebook. We built it right into chat, so all your conversations start from the same place. To call your friend, just click the video call button at the top of your chat window.

For those of us who have been working on this, it's particularly exciting to bring video calling to over 750 million people. We're making this available in over 70 different languages, so friends can stay in touch all over the world.

Awesome right?! In the next few weeks, video calling will be available to everyone but, if you want to get started now you can just simply go here: 

Enjoy! :)

Source: Facebook Blog