Do you want to audio and video chat with online friends on Facebook website? Facebook has launched new video calling and chatting feature which allows online face to face video chatting with Facebook buddies. This video chatting service on Facebook is powered by Skype. Best part, you do not have install Skype software for using Facebook video chatting. However, you do have to install small plugin file on your computer to activate video chat feature on Facebook website.
Download & Install Facebook video chat plugin
1. Click this link to download Facebook video calling plugin your computer. You will prompt box, click Run button to continue with plugin downloading.
2. Once plugin is downloaded, it will start installation automatically. You may get prompt to click Yes or Run button to continue with plugin installation.
This plugin has small size, hence it should download quickly even on slow internet connection. Once you install this plugin, you are all set to start video chatting with Facebook friends.
Start video chat on Facebook
1. In the chat window (located at bottom right), look for online friends – they will have green icon next to their name, indicating their online status.
2. Click on the name of online friend and in the new box click Video icon at top right part of the chat box. This will launch video chat window and you can get going with video chatting session with your Facebook friend.
If you get error connecting to video chat on Facebook, make sure webcam and mic are working on your computer. You can logout and login back to check for video chat feature again – it should work.