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Coming soon to a Facebook account near you... video calling

Facebook unveils new deal with Skype.

FACEBOOK HAS announced a new deal with online phone service Skype which will see give users the opportunity to video chat via the social network.

In a post on the Facebook blog, the company announced that the agreement would facilitate improvements to the site’s chat features such as adding more people in to an instant-messaging group chat.

The video calling feature is being unrolled across all Facebook accounts in the coming weeks, but can be accessed before then from here. When added to your account, a video call button will appear at the top of a Facebook chat window.

Here’s a not-terribly-poignant video of people saying ‘I love you’ numerous ways and showing how the new video chat Facebook feature will look.

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