Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook and Tony Bates, CEO of Skype in a joint product announcement launched Facebook video chat. Facebook and Skype both joined hands together and started up the web video calling feature. Facebook in the past has already joined hands with Microsoft to have Bing search into facebook and vise versa.
Most of my friends are now still asking how they can enable the video chat feature in Facebook. You need to install a small video plugin in your computer to enable the video chat feature in Facebook.
How to enable Facebook video calling chat feature?
- Goto http://www.facebook.com/videocalling
- Click Get “started button“.
- Download the plugin and install it.
- Now you will simply see the webcam icon inside your Facebook chat window.
Q: Facebook video chat is not working for me. What shall I do?
A: Please check if you have installed the facebook video calling plugin powered by Skype. If not, kindly go through the procedure mentioned above.
Q: I have installed the facebook video calling plugin but still its not working.
A: Try disabling your Anti-virus software. If this does not work, then try uninstalling the facebook video calling plugin and install it again using the above mentioned procedure.
Q: Whenever someone calls me facebook shows me a pop-up to “setup”. What shall I do?
A: You need to install the facebook video calling plugin in order to enable video chatting feature in facebook. If somehow you have already installed the plugin and still you are asked to do the setup, kindly uninstall the facebook video plugin and install it again.
Q: How do I uninstall the facebook video calling plugin on Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7?
A: Goto Control Panel -> Programs and Features (in case of WinXP, there will be ‘Add/Remove Programs’) and uninstall the facebook video chat plugin from there.