The Facebook and Skype partnership didn’t create a major buzz among Facebook users, but the two companies seem quite happy working together and have further strengthened their relationship with the launch of Skype 5.4 Beta for Macand Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows, that allow users to conduct a Facebook-to-Facebook call from within Skype.
Announcing the new service, Skype stated on its blog, “This new development in the Skype-Facebook partnership is the latest example of how Skype is removing communication barriers and making it easier to connect with friends, family and business colleagues. Our approach to social is about personal connections with people. We are on a mission to connect over one billion people and our continued partnership with Facebook brings us one step closer to this goal.”
Starting a Facebook-to-Facebook call from within Skype is really simple. You just need to just connect your Skype and Facebook accounts, choose the Facebook friend you want to call, and then hit the video call button in Skype. Your friend can then receive your call from Facebook.
The Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows also include a set of new features such as video rendering which gives a smoother video experience for Mac users, and group screen sharing feature for Windows users with a Premium subscription.
Watch this video to find out more about the new Facebook-to-Facebook calling service.