Social media can make a relationship a lot more complicated. Take, for example, Facebook and Microsoft’s Skype.
Back in 2011, they were the happiest of couples, telling everybody how they were working together to make video calling in Facebook Messenger a reality.
Mark Zuckerberg said at the time that he and then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer were “really aligned on this.”
But now, with the launch of video calling in Facebook Messenger for iPhone and Android, there’s no longer any doubt: Facebook and Skype have broken up, and Skype seems to be the one who was dumped.
While no announcements have been made, we started to suspect Facebook and Skype were no longer quite so close in 2013, after Facebook introduced a voice calling option that used Facebook’s technology.