Skype adds Facebook – The Pros & Cons

Skype adds Facebook – The Pros & Cons

Skype has added Facebook to the Windows version.  This is helpful to see your News feed, as well as finding new contacts in Facebook to connect with via Skype.  You can place a call to Skype users from Facebook inside Skype, request a connection, or even send text messages or calls to landlines.  Here’s a quick tutorial video highlighting the main features.

Pros:

  1. Easy to find contacts
  2. Easy to call Facebook friends
  3. Can update your Facebook from within Skype
  4. Can call your Facebook friends from Skype to any phone they have listed

Cons:

  1. All my Facebook contacts can now find my Skype name – many requests to decline
  2. This version is only available on Windows
  3. Much easier to find the phonebook within Facebook – I actually like it relatively hidden

I do look forward to Skype for Mac being upgraded soon to include multiple video chats simultaneously.  In addition, Facebook in Skype does look useful at times, but I doubt I’ll focus on the News Feed from within Skype.

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2 Comments

  1. Kirktalon on October 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    Nice little video to explain things. As a Mac user, I do hope the Mac version comes along soon. (Linux too!)

    • courane01 on October 19, 2010 at 5:41 PM

      Thanks, I agree! I am a Mac user primarily, but have Windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same machine too. Still – I’d like some of the features Skype offers on Windows to make it to Mac soon, like multiple video conferencing.

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