Catching Up With Google+, Facebook Unveils Skype Integration

By The Atlantic Wire

In a bid to keep its uber-popular social network as up-to-date as Google's under-populated network, Facebook unveiled a new array of chat products today, including group chat and video calling powered by Skype. "Now, whenever you browse to a friend's profile, you'll see a new button nestled between the 'Message' and 'Poke' buttons that says 'Call,'" explains TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid. "Click that, the other user will see a popup asking if they want to accept a call, and you'll be immediately connected (you'll need to install a small plugin the first time you use the service)." Here's what techies think of the new service after the video promo.

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