Did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg mean an in-built Skype-powered video chat when he promised “something awesome” last week after the launch of Google+.
Google has held Google+ in suspension due to ‘insane demand’ of users, once the monster is out it will challenge the Microsoft-owned Skype.
Google+ video chat, Hangout is browser-based and can be accessed from any OS. Google is working with other browser developers, such as Mozilla and Opera, in hopes they will support the technology in their browsers.
Facebook’s new video chat service will have a “desktop component,” and “there’s very deep integration between the products, and from the user’s perspective, the product will be an in browser experience,” said reports.
Google+ will allow chat with multiple person in the same video room from various location like Skype 5.0 Beta 2 version but you need to be a Skype member for that and purchasing it would take $4.49 to $8.99 per month.
If Facebook is trying to expand its user base by including Skype’s 170 million users with its 750 million users it might work if Facebook comes up with some realy amazing offerings because currently Hangout is an excellent work by Google and its still in process.