Facebook Video Calling - How to Activate and Use It?

Did you really expect Facebook to just sit still and watch Google try to grab everyone's attention with Google+? Why would FB wanna do that?

Today, just a little more than 24-hours after Google announced its big social networking project, Facebook launched Video Calling - a feature it's been cooking for quite sometime now with Skype. The cleverly named application puts video and calling together, allowing FB users to chat with each other using their webcams.

So how do you activate this feature and more importantly, how do you use it?

Let's do this step by step, TP Friends --

How to Activate FB Video Calling

1. Make sure your webcam and microphone are properly installed on your computer.
2. Log-in to your Facebook account.
3. Click on this LINK.

facebook video calling


4. Click on the green Get Started button
5. Facebook will then send you a file (Video Call Set-up) to install on your computer.

facebook video calling


6. Save and Run the file
7. Let it do its thing and finish the installation.

facebook video calling


8. FB Video Calling has just been activated on your account.

How to Use FB Video Calling

1. After activating Video Calling on your account, look for an online FB friend who's also activated the feature.
2. Call him or her by clicking on his name on the Chat bar then clicking the small Video Call button.

facebook video calling

facebook video calling



3. Wait for him or her to answer and chat away!

facebook video calling
As soon as your friend answers, the video call screen will start to load.

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Thanks, GJ!

facebook video calling

facebook video calling


Try it now, TP Friends! And let me know what you think about it.

15 comments:

  1. Just to add mark, you can move the video conference wndow just by dragging anywhere from within the video conference window. You'll noticed that the video conference window is very minimalist, ni borders, toolbars or. Even menu.

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  2. natry ko na. ok sya. feel ko mas ok sya compare sa video call ng YM.

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  3. darkagentJAY Deathbringer 111July 8, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    HELP!!! hindi mainstall ung Facebook Videochat sa pc ko. :( Java ba ung videocalling na yan? if yes, tiyak na hindi gagana sa akin yan gawa ng hindi supported ng 64-bit ang Java. :(

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  4. di sya java. ano ba sinasabi pag iniinstall mo?

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  5. Screenshot Fail! Learn 2 Print Screen!

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  6. ayos ah... hehehe astig talag fb.. pero maly natin, pag labas ng new google networking site ano kaya magiging kalalabasan...

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  7.  d ko rin ma install ung videocall sa fb ko..ubuntu linux kasi ang gamit..huhu..d po b yan gagana sa ubuntu?

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  8. Facebook Video Calling is not supported on Linux platforms. 

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  9. well it can be in other format such as adobe AiR ...

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  10. buti nalang hahahhaa

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  11. I was able to make a video call to my friends yesterday but now suddenly the computer is again asking me to set up video calling.  I thought it's just a one-time setup.... 

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  12. The problem is I cannot set it up. nawawala....

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  13. ahm, dba pgkatapos ma setup puede na mkapag videocall?. pero bkt skin tapos na nga na setup pro hndi nmn ako mkpag videocall. bkt gnun? paulit2x ko na un ginawa e. kainis! -_-"

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