For the last four years, Facebook has been the number one social network website in the entire world. After quickly taking over the top spot from MySpace, many saw Facebook as the perfect format for social networking.
But Facebook kept making tweaks. It seems that every few months Facebook makes a few minor changes. And then every now and again, Facebook goes into a major revamp and overhauls much of the format.
And the majority of users go into an uproar just about every single time Facebook makes the smallest of changes. Users demand that the changes be undone, but within a matter of days the changes are adapted to and highly embraced. A few months later, the changes that were once hated are the same ones that users demand are not changed when the next overhaul comes.[readnext]
And this weekend, Facebook made another big change. This time the feature to be revamped was Facebook chat.
Now, Facebook chat is going to feature group chatting and video chat as well. In addition, the look of the chat menu has been redone.
For group chatting, users are already reportedly using the new option. According to Facebook officials, about half of all users have already tried the feature. Friends can now discuss topics and plans with everyone involved at once rather than going from one friend to the other to coordinate plans.
For the chat design changes, now as the size of the browser a user has is made larger or smaller, the chat feature changes accordingly. The new design also makes it easier to begin chats, as only one click is needed now.
The biggest change to the chat option is the inclusion of video chat. Facebook worked with Skype to put the option together for users. Users can start a video chat with the click of a button or even make video messages to friends when they are not online. This allows friends to talk face to face to speed up conversations when time is a matter and to make instant message conversations more intimate and meaningful.
Now with over 750 million people from all over the world using Facebook on a daily basis, it is easy to say that Facebook has reached levels that MySpace only dreamed of. The new features are already proving to be wildly popular and are surely going to take Facebook to new heights.