Last week Google stole the show in with the beta launch of their social networking site, Google+. Well today it’s Facebook’s turn.
- Group Chat
Create ad hoc groups to create a group chat from one click within your friends list.
- New Chat Design
A new design for the chat layout to help determine who is online. The chat design will be in a sidebar if you browser size is wide enough to support the width.
- Video Calling
Partnering with Skype. Does require a plugin to use. Facebook claims a connection can be established in under 30 seconds on any broadband connection. http://www.facebook.com/videocalling
Roll out for these features are expected today, Wednesday July 6, 2011.
Also modestly announced were some social statistics
- Facebook has hit 750 million users
- 4 billion things shared per day