Rumor: Skype and Facebook Video integration

Rumor says that Facebook and Skype have resumed talks about integrating the video conferencing technology on the social network.

The two companies first talked about a potential partnership in September 2010, but they could not reach an agreement, according to Bloomberg. When Skype 5.0 was released in October 2010, the new version offered voice calling between Facebook friends, but it did not include a video chatting feature.

What makes a potential deal even more interesting is that Skype now has group video calling that allows 10 people to videoconference together. Unfortunately, the feature is only available as part of the Premium package, which offers group video calling together with access to live chat customer support, but sets you back $4.99/€3.49/£2.99 per day or $8.99/€5.99/£4.99 per month. Still, if this option was available via Facebook, it could make Skype very popular amongst the social network’s 600 million users. You can also Record your Skype video calls using Supertintin after this integration.

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