Wednesday, 18 September 2013


FACE BOOK Video calling 

Allows you to talk to your friends face to face. All you need to do is complete a quick, one-time setup, and you’re ready to call any friend on Facebook. If you and your friend both have:

webcams and 
microphones set up,

you'll be able to see and hear each other in real time. If you call friends who don’t have webcams, they’ll be able to see and hear you but you’ll only be able to hear them.

Call records: The time and date of each call you make is listed in your ongoing message history with each friend. The calls themselves are not recorded or saved.

Multi-tasking: You can continue using chat and other Facebook features during your video call.

Before you can call friends from Facebook, you need to complete a quick, one-time setup. You'll be asked to complete the setup the first time you try to call a friend, or the first time a friend tries to call you.
To call a friend:
  1. Go to their timeline and click Call at the top.
  2. Click Set Up and follow the instructions for your browser.
  3. Once you’ve successfully completed the setup, the call you’ve started with your friend should connect automatically. If it doesn’t, you can call again.
Video calling works on your Windows or Mac operating system with the latest version of the following browsers:
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer (only 32-bit)
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
Video calling for Linux is not currently supported.
Learn more about how to make a video call and talk to your friends face to face.
After you complete the quick, one-time setup, you’re ready to make your first call:
  1. Visit your friend’s timeline and click the   button in the top right corner. If you and your friend are already chatting, you can also click the video icon ( ) at the top of your chat window.
  2. When your friend answers, you may have to wait a moment for your call to connect before the video call begins. If your friend hasn’t set up video calling yet, you’ll be asked to wait until the setup is complete.
Having trouble? Make sure your webcam and microphone are both up and running, then try again.

You can see if a friend is available by entering their name at the bottom of the chat list on the right side of the page. Friends that appear online in chat are also available for video calls. A green dot next to a friend’s name means they’re online. 
To end a video call, just close the video window.
The date of each call you make and receive appears within your ongoing conversation history in Facebook Messages. The calls themselves are not recorded or saved.
You can still use video calling even if you don’t have a webcam. You will be able to see and hear your friends, but they will only be able to hear you.

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