Facebook may launch Skype-powered video chat

NEW YORK: Social networking site Facebook is planning to launch a video chat function next week for its millions of users in association with Skype, says a report.

"Facebook will launch a new video chat product, powered by Skype, that works in browser," technology blog TechCrunch said citing a source.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week tipped off press that the company would be launching an "awesome" new product next week that has been built by Facebook's Seattle team.

However, the press invitations to the event did not disclose anything more than "please join us for an event at Facebook on July 6."

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