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First//Look: Facebook Chat

facebook_logo.jpgI have been hearing murmurs about Facebook's new chat application for months. Within the past couple of weeks that chatter has intensified as they systematically roll out the service across the community.

Here is a quick video overview of Facebook's new chat service


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Key takeaways:


  • The service is nicely integrated into the site, not overwhelming, seems to be where I thought it would appear in the design
  • Follows very familiar interaction models of other, more popular chat services
  • Will be interesting to see if they allow 3rd parties to hook into this to extend the functionality
  • User control here looks to have been handled correctly, you can turn it off and on


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