Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TALK ON FACEBOOK? Yup, it’s here!

UPDATE: April 24, 2011
As my own experience with this new service will attest, Bobsled and Facebook were so not ready to launch this service. It was buggy and unreliable. Hence, they have removed it until further notice. Sorry to have gotten everyone's hopes up, and I will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

April 26, 2011 - Technorati
Facebook's Voice Chat Not Ready For Prime Time 
An editorial that I wrote about my experience with this app.


Are you ready to actually talk with a friend on Facebook instead of typing out cryptic chats? Now you can because Facebook has teamed up with T-Mobile and Bobsled to bring you this capability. 

It’s live now, and, the best part is that it’s free!

You need to download the application onto your PC or Mac, sign the agreement, let it install on your computer’s hard drive, and you’re ready to talk. 

There’s a handy list of FAQ with concise, easy to understand answers that shows up on the right hand side of the chat window when you click the icon that looks like a telephone receiver.

The biggest question will be, “Does my FB friend have to have this installed for us to talk?” The answer is “No.” Instead, they will receive a text link in Facebook chat. When your friend clicks the link, you will be connected.

What happens if they don’t answer your call? Naturally, there’s a way to leave them a recorded message with a note either on their wall or as a private DM, your choice.

This doesn’t work on mobile devices, yet, but I’m sure that will come along soon enough.

To get to the Bobsled app on Facebook, click HERE.

Isn't technology amazing? I think so!

This is information is intended as a guideline, and is not an endorsement of the vendor, nor does it guarantee results.

Images courtesy of Facebook

Copyright © The B. Hammil Company, 2011

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this, another way to stay connected. Thanks Beryn for another fab update


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