You can initiate a call right from the home page, or that person’s profile page. So for now, there’s really no comparison between the products.
And there’s no need to register for Skype, or download the Skype client. Facebook video chat is great to talk to friends one at a time. There’s no real overlap between the products at all.
It's made by company Modiface, who claim the results will only be visible to the user.
I also had a virtual nose job – as well as some intense anti-ageing treatment. I don’t look like I belong on the cover of Vogue, but I do look normal and healthy.
One of the questions I had when I broke the news last week about the Facebook/Skype partnership: Would group video chat be part of the product, and if so would it be free? Facebook says that one on one video chat is far more popular on Skype than group chat and so it makes sense to start there.
But that’s misdirection – group chat on Skype requires that at least one user be paying .49/month for premium service. Google’s new hangout product is all about group chat, and it’s free. Google is smart about this, figuring out which person is talking and focusing the video stream on them until someone else takes over.
But…I wouldn’t be surprised to see Facebook launch group video chat down the road.
Until now Skype has kept up fees for premium/business users, and we’ve heard that it was always a key “future revenue” product that they pointed to during their IPO and buyout process.