The report goes into depth on the current and emerging players in video chat, as well as breaks down the numbers of video calls that will take place on a PC, television and on mobile phones.
The PC keeps its lead over the other two through 2015, but video chat via mobiles makes noticeable gains by 2012 and grows rapidly through 2015.
According to the company, over 245 million people video chat every month on Messenger.
That makes for a large potential audience for a video chatting feature, which adds interactive element to the gaming experience.
The company’s gaming platform years ago had earned a peak of a quarter-billion dollars per quarter on its 30 percent tax on in-game purchases, and it leveraged Facebook’s network effects to help games go viral.
But with the shift to mobile, Facebook’s position in gaming declined.
For Internet Service Providers, the growth of video chat is both a source of concern and possible extra revenue.But there’s no question that video chat is coming, and that it will change the way people communicate.For those who want to learn what roadblocks still lie ahead for the technology, how people may pay for it and more details about how quickly it will grow, read the full analysis.Tumblr is getting into video chatting today with a new app called Cabana.The app lets up to six people video chat at the same time, but with a twist: Cabana isn’t about just getting together to talk, it’s about getting together to watch You Tube videos.