Facebook launches video calls, group chat features

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Posted: Jul 6, 2011 12:56 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Facebook, video calls, group chat, Google, social-network, Skype, Mark Zuckerberg, Google Inc., Google+, Google Plus, WBRZ

NEW YORK - Quick on the heels of Google's launch of its latest social-networking venture, Facebook is rolling out video calls.

It's powered by Internet phone company Skype.

Facebook said Wednesday that it is also rolling out a group chat feature.

Facebook users can now create instant group chats if they want to quickly message a small group of their friends.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook now has 750 million users.

And they share 4 billion things such as photos, links and status updates on the site every day.

Google Inc. opened up Google Plus last week on an invite-only basis.

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