Rumour: Facebook Coming To Skype Soon

How often do you use Facebook Chat, the buggy IM service? If the answer is "hardly ever", then do you think you'd be keen on video chatting, calling or SMSing with them through Skype instead?

According to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, Facebook and Skype are close to announcing a deal which would see Skype accounts integrated with Facebook Connect, meaning Facebook friends could voice chat, SMS or even video call one another from their Skype accounts.

Supposedly we'll be seeing it go live in a couple of weeks when the Skype 5.0 beta goes full thrust (which we already know brings 10-person video calling for Windows), but for now it's not known whether Facebook Connect will be visible just on the desktop platform or through phones as well. [AllThingsD]