Mark Zuckerberg promised “something awesome” for Wednesday’s conference. What Facebook delivered is a trio of new chat features, including the earlier reported Skype-video chat integration.
The new features include a redesigned chat interface, group chats, and the aforementioned video chat, all explained on Facebook’s blog.
The group chat feature will let users chat with multiple friends at once by selecting “Add Friends to Chat.” According to Facebook, 50 percent of users are using the Groups feature, for things like co-ordinating events. Users can add friends that are not online at the time, and those friends will receive a summary of the chat later on. The feature rolls out today.