Well that ‘awesome’ Facebook announcement that had everyone on the edge of their seats today is that the social media giant will be integrating video chat capabilities through Skype, as well as a new group video chat feature.
Surprised? Me either. It seemed it was only a matter of time before Zuckerberg took the leap. Plus, the blogosphere and media crews were a-buzz all week making predictions on the announcement, saying a Skype/Facebook marriage was a possibility.
Zuckerberg delivered the news to adoring fans in a press conference held in California this afternoon, at the Facebook control center, to be exact. After teasing media outlets and Facebook friends alike about the ‘awesome’ announcement he had planned, Zuckerburg announced the partnership with Skype stating “Your least-technical friend is going to be able to get online with video chat and get connected. You’ll connect with your friends on the social network that already has all your friends.”
So, did the announcement live up to the hype?