When meeting new people, it generally only takes a couple of minutes to form the all-important first impression. That’s the idea behind Mixers, a Facebook dating application that gives webcam-connected users two minutes to chat. If there’s a connection, users can request more time. If not, better luck next time. The app has gained a following in Israel, but now the minds behind Mixers have added the U.S. to its user base.
Facebook may still be tinkering around with offering video chat, but that hasn’t stopped developers such as OoVoo and Rounds from providing related products. The field just got a little more crowded with the official public launch of Vidyoo Thursday.
Facebook video-chat application Rounds rolled out its social matching algorithm today, which allows users to connect with friends of friends or other Rounds users with common interests.
Tinychat, creator of a video chat app for Facebook with 1.6 million monthly active users, is going Apple hunting.
Facebook users who hate the new sidebar chat can relax: A fix is here.
An alternative to the Google Hangouts feature on Google Plus was introduced in the form of Social Hangouts on Facebook, which enables video chatting with up to 20 friends without leaving the social network’s platform.
Facebook cited a non-URL-related policy violation for its removal of the Video Calling app from Samuday Web Technologies in April.
The war for consumer attention is heating up between online giants Facebook and Google.