Rolling out in the next few weeks, Mark Zuckerberg says the feature brings together two of the web's most popular consumer services

This article titled “Facebook gets even more face-to-face thanks to Skype partnership” was written by Jemima Kiss, for The Guardian on Wednesday 6th July 2011 19.28 UTC

Facebook users will be able to make free video calls to their friends through the site after the social networking giant announced a partnership with the web telephony service Skype.

Rolling out internationally in the next few weeks, the widely anticipated feature brings together two of the web's most popular consumer services and is a sign of the way “social apps” will become more prevalent, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive, said.

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