Facebook Announces Group Chat, Video Chat, and a New Buddy List Design

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Mark Zuckerburg spent 20 minutes talking about the evolution of social media on Wednesday, before announcing three new features for Facebook: Group Chat New Interface Design Video Chat There were no real big surprises

Mark Zuckerburg spent 20 minutes talking about the evolution of social media on Wednesday, before announcing three new features for Facebook:

  • Group Chat
  • New Interface Design
  • Video Chat

There were no real big surprises in the announcement. Everyone knew video chat was coming due to the partnership between Facebook and Skype (Microsoft). Google+ features group video chat which Facebook is not going to offer yet.

The new interface design is mainly dealing with each user’s “buddy list” but is not a surprise either. Companies need to change things up to keep people interested.

Group chat will be a cool feature but it is nothing that Google+ doesn’t feature as well.

I was hoping for something big that nobody predicted coming. Unfortunately all of those articles you read yesterday that predicted what Facebook was going to announce, were all right.

Anson Alexander

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