SKYPE ADDS FACEBOOK VIDEO CALLING TO MAC, WINDOWS APPS
- Skype deepened its partnership with Facebook by adding Facebook video calling to both its Mac and Windows applications, CNET reported.
With the just-announced Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows, users can initiate a Facebook video call without having to open up the browser and log in to the social-networking site.
Just connect your Facebook account to Skype, select a Facebook friend, and hit the Skype video call button. Your friend picks up the call directly from within Facebook. While the feature isn't exactly a game-changer, we do think it's superconvenient. Since you can already see your Facebook Wall, update your status, and make comments from within the Skype interface, it only makes sense to be able to initiate Facebook video calls from there as well, the report says
But Skype's news doesn't end there. The company claims to have improved its video rendering, giving all users a smoother video experience. Also, Windows users with a Premium subscription now get the Group Screen Sharing feature, which was previously only available to Mac users.
Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows are available for download now.
- 1823 Death of historian Meekael Chamchyan, in Constantinople. He was born in 1738.
- 1853 Start of the battle of Sinop.
- 1908 Birth of the President of the Armenian Academy of Sciences Victor Hambardzoomyan (astrophysicist). He died in 1996.
- 1931 Death of Hovhannes Khan Masenian. He translated Shakespeare into Armenian.
- 1994 While sentencing historian Bernard Lewis in Paris, the French 17th Sessions Court affirmed that in 1915, the Armenians were victims of a crime against humanity.