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.
Vidyoo described itself as “an innovative new people discovery application,” and it matches users for video chats based on their interests and preferences.
The Facebook application features a Privacy Curtain, which will not allow participants in Vidyoo chats to see each other until both grant permission.
And Vidyoo helps users keep the conversation going with Icebreakers, giving participants tidbits of information about the interests of the other participants in order to provide talking points.
When Vidyoo users log in to the Facebook app, they are greeted with three potential matches, which the app selected with users’ preferences for age, gender, and location. Once users choose who they want to video chat with, they can do so for up to six minutes, at which point both participants can agree to add another six minutes, end the chat, or “hook up,” which enables them to exchange Facebook friend requests.
Readers: Have you used any video-chat apps on Facebook?