Did Facebook just get a lot cooler, or did Skype just go mainstream? The answer is yes.
Skype 5.0 for Windows offers integration with Facebook’s News Feed, which instantly makes the most “social” social network in the world even more friendly. Skype users can now interact directly with their network using their Facebook News Feed. Status updates. Comments. “Likes”. All directly from Skype. And that’s not even the cool part.
Now, Skype’s “Facebook Phonebook” allows users to both call and SMS their Facebook friends, either through a free Skype-to-Skype call, or to their friend’s mobile phones and landlines as well. And with video calling now accounting for 40% of Skype-to-Skype minutes, it will be fascinating to see how many Facebook users take advantage of this new integration, and this new ability to video-chat with their Facebook friends on-demand.