By Marcus Leach

Facebook and Skype have confirmed they will combine their services with Skype's video chat to be available on the social networking site.

The two already share some instant messaging tools, but now, for the first time Facebook users will have the option of video chat.

Google recently launched their Facebook rival, Google+, which features video calling, and this will be seen as a warning shot that Facebook will not be outdone by Google.

Further to that Skype is in the process of being sold to Microsoft, who happen to be major shareholders in Facebook.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the new video call service, as well as revealing the total number of users on the social networking site has reached 750 million.

However, Mr Zuckerberg said that the number of users on the site is no longer the best measure of the site's success. He said the amount of sharing - of photographs, videos and web links - was a better indication of how people engaged with the site.

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