By Joan Bennett

Back in July, Facebook video calling powered by Skype was launched. Now with the launch of Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows you can conduct a Facebook-to-Facebook call from within Skype, writes the vice president of product development with Skype, Rick Osterloh in a blog post.

Rick Osterloh (Vice president, Product, Skype): We are on a mission to connect over one billion people and our continued partnership with Facebook brings us one step closer to this goal.

Initiating a Facebook-to-Facebook call from within Skype: Connect your Skype and Facebook accounts. Then, select a Facebook friend and hit the video call button in Skype – your friend simply picks up the call from Facebook.