Javascript Object Fuels Rumor of Video With Skype on Facebook

Angela West November 28 Facebook

While Tal Ater was working on his Green Any Site Facebook application, he stumbled across a javascript object called Video Chat. This object had properties that were referential to Skype’s video chat features, pointing to potential video integration between the two sites in the future. While the application wasn’t there every time Tal loaded the page, he thinks that Facebook could be “bucket testing” the feature.

The object also tests for plugin functionality using the Skype SDK, which further points to a collaboration between the two popular online services.

Tal has helpfully provided a link to the code on Facebook’s own servers.

Written by Angela West

Copywriter by day, Angela's ultimate dream is to open a Fallout-themed pub featuring authentic Squirrel on a Stick and wait staff with Pip-Boys.
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