How to activate Facebook video chat?


With the increasing popularity Google+ is gaining over the recent months, Facebook has finally decided to partner with Skype in providing users with the video calling experience. The step forward by Facebook seems to contain the emergence of Google+ Hangouts feature.

Now let’s take a close look on how to activate Facebook Video Chat.

Log in to the user’s Facebook account


    Then navigate towards the Facebook Video Calling Page

  • Users will then have to click on the green button that denotes ‘Get Started’

  • Users will be prompted for downloading as well as running the java application that is needed to use the feature

    There are mainly two ways in which users can call their friends.

    Method 1

    How to activate Facebook video chat?

    Navigate towards the chat window

  • Select the Camera Icon that is located at the top bar of the window

  • The user on the other side will be prompted to enable the feature

  • If the friends aren’t online, then the users will be able to leave them a video message

    Method 2

    How to activate Facebook video chat?

    Go to the profile page of your friends

  • Users will then have to click on the ‘Call’ button


    The Call button is located next to the Message button on the right side at the top of the profile page

  • If the friends whom you wish to call is offline, then users can leave a video message

    Set up and Quality

    The video chat comes with the best ever quality possible. The video chat is free of any kind of delays as well as window freezing. Users can close the window after video chatting just by means of a single click. The fact is that even in full screen, the quality of the image and video remained excellent.

    How to activate Facebook video chat?

    It is also possible to do group text chats within the normal chat window. But some of the features that are not in Facebook video chat compared to Google+ Hangouts are the presence of Group Video Chats that helps the users in collaborating with friends, family, conferences as well as meetings etc.

    Another disadvantage includes the inability to mute the user’s microphone from the video call window. For doing the mute function, users will have to either go to the computer settings or else users can make use of the mute button on their headset. It is for sure that Facebook will not hesitate to include the lacking features in the years to come.

    This is how users can activate and make use of the Facebook video chat functionality.

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