May 23, 2022

Facebook Announces Video Calling and Ad-Hoc Group Chat

Update (2): If you don’t want to wait until a link to the new Video Call service appears on your Facebook page,  click this URL and you can begin using Facebook’s video chat right now.

Update: The Live Facebook Event Has Ended.
A replay of Mark Zuckerberg’s talk and introduction of the new Facebook services is available here

Fast Facts

  • Facebook now has more than 750 million users
  • Users share 4 billion things each day via Facebook
  • “Ad-Hoc” Group Text Chat (Roll Out Begins Today)
  • New Chat Design (Adapts to Size of Screen)
  • One-to-One Video Calls (Powered by Skype)
  • “Video calling will be available to everyone over the next few weeks, but if you don’t want to wait, you can get it now.”
  • Facebook Stresses Ease of Getting Online

Read the Formal Announcement From Facebook

Coverage from Search Engine Land (Review of entire event including Q&A)

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