“8×8 Connect” lets Facebook users add a “Call Me” button to their home page which enables other users to call them without revealing their actual phone number. The application asks the person making the call to enter the phone number they wish to place the call from, calls that number and then automatically rings the Facebook user at a number they previously set as their preferred contact number. Users can set a variety of phone numbers as their contact numbers and can switch among them.
“8×8 developed this technology for use within the 8×8 Virtual Office hosted PBX service and it was a very simple process to migrate it to Facebook,” said 8×8 President Dan Weirich. “Many Facebook users are small business owners or employees in larger enterprises who will use this application in their personal and business lives and will hopefully look to 8×8 when seeking business communications solutions in the future. Making this technology available to a wider audience is something we believe will help 8×8 establish itself as the preeminent brand for next- generation communication solutions.”
“8×8 Connect” is a free application which can be downloaded and configured in Facebook. Users can locate the application by logging in to Facebook and typing “8×8 Connect” in the search bar.