The Partnership Between Facebook and Skype is Almost Completed

After teaming up with Facebook, in July, thus providing an improved service that allows the users of the most popular social network in the world to call each other without leaving the comfort of their browser, this week Skype had even more great news for conversation enthusiasts. From now on, Skype enables Facebook-to-Facebook calls within Skype, so you won’t have to miss out on your friend’s latest updates LIVE.

Making calls between Facebook friends is easy and fun. All you need to do is download the Skype 5.4. Beta for Mac or Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows. Then enable the Facebook-calling function and open a browser, if you shut down the one you used to download the Skype installer. Connect to your Skype and Facebook account and just select a friend from your friend list and click on the video call button within Skype. Your friend will be immediately be notified of the call while on the site.

This path the Skype-Facebook partnership has started on is a good example of how Skype is removing communication barriers and is helping people connect with friends, family and new acquaintances.

Jonathan Rosenberg, Skype’s chief technology strategist, said the company wants to help people communicate, particularly with video and working with Facebook is really taking the company a bit closer to that goal.

Facebook, based in Palo Alto, has more than 800 million users worldwide. Skype, on the other hand, is located in Luxembourg and has more than 520 million combined. Think of those numbers combined now and it’s pretty obvious the Microsoft-Skype partnerships can take over the world of social media.

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