Facebook and Skype to announce Voice, SMS integration & Facebook Connect

That Facebook already carries a huge reservoir of your personal information, including your cellular / land-line numbers is seemingly about to be put to some real-world use (apart from syncing your cellular contacts with the Facebook database).

AllthingsD is reporting on a wide-ranging deal between the two giants of social media and internet based communication; Facebook and Skype, that "will include integration of SMS, voice chat and Facebook Connect, with the added possibility of a Video chat option as well". What that essentially means is that you will be allowed to SMS and Call your Facebook friends directly from Skype. It just might prove to be the shot in the arm that Skype has been waiting for some time now.

AllthingsD is also reporting that the said functionality set will be offered in the upcoming beta of Skype 5, due in the next few weeks.

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