How To: Setup Facebook Video Chat

Facebook video chat is released and available for all Facebook users as of now. But there are a few initial steps you need to do before you start video-calling your friends. Facebook video chat is powered by skype and it requires you to install an additional software before you can start.

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This step by step guide  will let you video chat with your friends in minutes.

Setup Facebook Video Chat:

#1 Go to the Facebook Videocalling page.

#2. Click on Get Started Button.

#3. You need to install an additional program. You’ll be prompted to do so, when you receive a call or when you click on the video chat icon in the upper right corner of your chat box. Facebook Video Call Plug-in is just 482 KB, when you run the setup, it downloads some additional files.

#4. As a standard Skype call, no video opens until the receiver picks up the call.

#5. When they do so, you’ll be able to chat with them. If they didn’t reply, you can leave a video message for them. You get a option to add videos in your private messages and video messages share the same inbox as the text messages.

#6. The Facebook video chat functions like a light version of Skype.

Courtesy: Mashable

This video chat uses a good amount of CPU. So, if you are working on a slow system, there are chances for crashing.

Hope this guide helped you to reach your friends. Enjoy Facebook Video Chatting ! Ciao ! 😀