video calling

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video calling

A visual communication between two people. Skype popularized video calling, which enables any two individuals in the world who have access to computers, the Skype software and decent Internet connections to place a video call to each other. Aiming at the enterprise in 2010, Skype introduced software that let five people participate in a video call.

Also in 2010, Apple introduced FaceTime video calling, and Skype and FaceTime are the two most widely used video calling services. See Skype and FaceTime.

Calling, Chatting, Phoning, Conferencing
"Video calling," "video chat" and "videophoning" generally mean two people are visually communicating; however, "videoconferencing" implies support for more than two parties communicating simultaneously. In practice, all four terms are used synonymously. See video chat, videoconferencing and videophone.
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Zuckerberg's statement, along with the new group video chat capabilities, both strike at Google, which just last week unveiled the Google+ social network that will compete with Facebook.
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It offers free mobile group video chat, 2-way video chat, voice-only calls and text chat over IP.
Group video chat, group voice calling, and group text messaging
The app will use Skype's video chat technology, though it is unclear whether it will have a group video chat function, or if users will only be able to video chat with one person at a time, The Herald Sun reports.
But, still it doesn't offer group video chat unlike Google+ that allows to you to do group chat with up to 10 people.

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