Facebook, Skype to bring together contacts, communication

Facebook logoFacebook and Skype have reportedly decided to team up together to integrate contact lists, voice and video chat, and other messaging services.

The integration could allow users to actually make phone calls to their friends on Facebook, using the voice-over IP service powered by Skype. It would also link the two services together, creating a universal friend/contact list between them.

According to a report from Allthingsd.com, which claims to have the exclusive scoop on this story, the partnership would also bring text messaging services and Facebook Connect connectivity shared among the two online giants.

This totally fits in line with Facebook's goal of having a presence across every single form of media and communication. It already spans across literally thousands, if not tens of thousands, of websites because of the integrated "Like" buttons and third-party site log-in services. And let's face it: the mere fact that TV shows encourage viewers to go to their Facebook pages is nothing short of amazing for the social networking site.

Skype, which has 124 million active users, is by far the world's leading VoIP provider. That's clearly one thing Facebook does not have yet and it of course could not choose a better partner than Skype.

The deal could also bridge the two services in other ways - users could receive their Skype messages on Facebook, or Skype users can click on one of their contacts to see his or her latest Facebook activity.

This will reportedly all be integrated into the next version of Skype. It's unclear when that will be, or when any noticeable changes from this partnership will be visible on Facebook.

Tags: Facebook, Skype

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Sales of new models way below those of 2017 generation
The new Windows 10 browser will run on the Chromium engine
Google will shut the service down in April of 2019 instead of August as initially planned
The regular S10 will sport a 6.1-inch panel with the same front-facing camera design
The smartphone has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixel) Infinity-O display
Google Play Services will deprecate the aging OS in newer releases
Apple might be looking to trial the feature on the iPad before iPhone
Toshiba, which released the world’s first 14TB nearline 3.5-inch and 26.1mm-height HDDs with 9-disk
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (11)