Facebook announces new chat, video calling options

While there's no word yet on whether these new features will come to the existing Facebook for iPhone app, or the upcoming Facebook for iPad app, Facebook announced new ways to keep in touch with your friends today.

  • You get a new chat design that shows you the friends you message the most.
  • Easy to launch group chat
  • Skype-powered video calling

The video calling competes with both Apple's FaceTime, and Google+'s Huddle, now on the web and perhaps coming soon in the Google+ iPhone app. Whether or not Facebook can get the iOS mobile app act together is the question.