Facebook Announces Updates That Make Communicating with Friends Even Easier

Posted Jul 6, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg has taken the stage at Facebook’s press conference today to announce a bunch of new features. Engadget reports that the new features include group chat and a new chat function, and confirms the rumors regarding the partnership between Facebook and Skype. Zuckerberg also announced that Facebook has officially reached 750 million members.

The group chat allows not only chatrooms but the ability to send transcripts to those who missed the chat. The video chat function combines your Facebook identity with your existing Skype contacts. The new chat function is now scalable and will continue to be updated based on user input.

Engadget also reports that the Android and iPhone Facebook apps have been updated.