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 the web video calling feature. Facebook in the past has already joined hands with Microsoft to have Bing search on Facebook and vise versa.
Most of my friends are now still asking how they can enable the video chat feature on Facebook. You need to install a small video plugin on your computer to enable the video chat feature on 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 it’s 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 the video chatting feature on 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: Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features (in case of WinXP, there will be ‘Add/Remove Programs’) and uninstall the Facebook video chat plugin from there.