With its over 750,000 users around the world, Facebook has just launched a number of new communications services including ad hoc group chat, a new chat design, and video calling powered by Skype. Skype of course is owned by Microsoft and is a major share owner in Facebook. So now users will be able to video call their friends directly from Facebook on a one-to-one basis, however Skype will charge for group video chat. Friends can also leave each other video voicemails, which is a really cool feature.
Updates to Facebook Chat
They have also announced the launch multi-person chat, friend can be quickly added by clicking on their name. Also they re-designed chat with wider screens, as well a side panel that you the people you chat with the most and whether they are online or not, which shows up on wider screens.