Facebook music service in the works?

A closer look at the code of Facebook’s Skype-powered video program reveals reference to a product known as “Vibes”


With Facebook’s Skype-powered video chat services recently launched, one keen software engineer and researcher decided to take a closer look at the desktop app’s code.

Upon inspection, Jeff Rose found that the application installer supports two applications. “Peep” was the first, and relates to the video chat client, while the other is know as “Vibes”.

While details are scarce, “Vibes” could be a reference to an online music service provided by Facebook that’s still in the works, hinting at the social networking giant’s next major update. Or it could refer to a product that Facebook has previously canned and forgot to remove out of the code, it seems time will tell.

Here is the abovementioned code:

if (paramString.equals(“com.facebook.peep”))
return this.window.getMember(“VideoChatPlugin”);
if (paramString.equals(“com.facebook.vibes”)) {
return this.window.getMember(“MusicDownloadDialog”);

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