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27 April 2017 22:32 (South Africa)

Skype, Facebook announce new connection

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Skype and Facebook announced on Thursday that their platforms are increasing their integration. Skype 5.0 for Windows will let users access their Facebook contacts and, if they are also Skype users, they will be able to call them on their Skype. If their Facebook friends don't have Skype, they can call them on their cellphone or landline. Both of which they could do already. Sure, if you're signed up to both Skype and Facebook, you'll be able to update your Facebook status directly from your Skype account, but this isn't necessarily a good thing. If you're contemplating integrating your Facebook and Skype accounts, stop and think about how annoying it is when people's Tweets double as their Facebook status updates. Read more: News24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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