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Meebo launches Meebo Rooms with embedded video

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Web-based instant messaging startup Meebo has just upped the game with a new Meebo Rooms feature. Meebo's basic service acts like a web-based version of Trillian or Pigin IM, allowing users to chat with anyone on AOL, MSN, Google Talk or Yahoo! Messenger.

But Meebo Rooms lets you create chat rooms that can not only be seen on Meebo's site, but which can also be embedded onto your own website. You can customize the theme of the chat room, and users can join whether they have Meebo accounts or not.

Probably the coolest feature is support for embedded video. If you post a link to an online video from YouTube that video will be embedded in the chat window, allowing every user to watch. Each room can hold up to 80 users at a time.

Check out a little Download Squad chat room we made after the jump.
It literally took seconds to set this up. You cannot embed videos, because the Meebo Room wouldn't have fit on our page if we made it wide enough for video.
[via TechCrunch]

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