Facebook Is Bringing Video Calling To The iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

Facebook Is Bringing Video Calling To The iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch

A few months ago, Facebook announced a partnership with Microsoft and Skype that brought Skype video calling to their desktop website, and now it’s coming to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, according to a new report.

According to iPhoneItalia, inside sources tell them Facebook has begun the testing of a new version of its Facebook Messenger app that specifically allows Skype video calling. And they’ve got screenshots that they say prove it.

There doesn’t seem to be any reason to doubt iPhoneItalia here. Not only would bringing Facebook video calling to iOS devices be a natural evolution, but months ago, a file called “adminvideocall.png” was found left over in the Facebook Messenger app.

I can’t think of something I’d less like to do than video chat in any medium, especially field video calls from random acquaintances and far flung family members while out about town. But some of our readers surely must be excited about this. Pipe up in the comments and tell us why, you!

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  • Todd Garland

    Stalkers delight. I mean imagine all the people who can’t/don’t constrain their privacy settings. There’s the window. It’s open. Crawl on in.

  • Andy Murdock

    A huge team of layers is reading the T&Cs for this new service. Be very careful of what image you project through this corporate video service, I have a feeling everyone will be secretly watching you, judging you, using your actions against you.

  • Roderick Peterson

    Definitely not excited about this addition.

  • Ronald Stepp

    Don’t we have that, it’s called “Facetime?”

  • eyyad

    Yeah not everyone got iPhone iPad iTouch or Macs to have FaceTime BUT almost everyone got Facebook :) see the point here :D ?

  • warrengonline

    This cool!!  Oh wait…  I have FaceTime AND Skype on iPod Touch and iPad2.  Why this now?  How about – “I haven’t spoken to you personally and you haven’t spoken to me personally, ‘AUTO-REMOVE’.”

  • guptaarun

    But why

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