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Facebook Integration Coming to Skype iPhone App?

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Using Skype to call friends is pretty easy when your contact list is integrated. But what if you could further entrench your entire Facebook connects with Skype? The latest rumour is that Facebook will be partnering with Skype on their desktop software, in version 5.0 which should be coming soon.

This information was sent anonymously to Kara Swisher from All Things Digital. My estimation is that Skype would eventually build in Facebook Connect with their iPhone app too. I envision the ability to use FaceTime and make calls to your Facebook friends straight from your iPhone.

Actually, according to sources close to the situation, Facebook and Skype are poised to announce a significant and wide-ranging partnership that will include integration of SMS, voice chat and Facebook Connect.

The move by the pair–which have tested small contact importer integrations before–is a natural one for the social networking giant, which is aiming to be the central communications and messaging platform for its users, across a range of media.

What do you think? Would you welcome Facebook integration with the Skype iPhone app?

[All Things D]

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