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Skype Your Facebook Friends “Facebook And Skype Announce New Integration”


Facebook and Skype officially announced a new partnership which includes the complete integration of the Facebook newsfeed into Skype as well as the phonebook which lists all of a Skype user’s Facebook friends.

According to the release, “ Facebook Phonebook in Skype allows users to call and SMS their Facebook friends directly on their mobile phones and landlines”. While the major partnership between the two companies was first leaked a couple weeks ago, the official announcement just came this morning.

The Facebook Blog Reads:

Few things are better than connecting with friends and family, especially when you’re far apart.Skype provides a great way to communicate with people no matter where they are. And starting today, it’s also making it easier for you to connect with your Facebook friends.

When you install the new Skype version 5.0 for Windows and sign in with Facebook, you can easily call or SMS your friends. You also can check out your News Feed, update your status, and like and comment on posts directly within Skype.

We’re working with companies such as Skype to make it easy to find your friends anytime you want to connect. Try out the new Skype with your friends.

This is a partnership of massive proportions as Skype also has a user base of 560 million, a number which Facebook should surpass in the near future (if they haven’t already).

 

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