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Facebook teams up with Skype for Facebook Video Chat

I don’t know if you have gotten the new Facebook chat yet, or if you have, if you’ve even noticed the video button near the top of the chat window. Recently, Facebook announced that it has teamed up with Skype to bring users a new Video Chat feature in their newest chat update. Facebook is excited about this new service, and thinks that this will be a huge hit. Now users can simply call their friends right on Facebook and have conversations face to face.

In order to use this new feature, you need to set it up. To get started, first you must visit http://www.facebook.com/videocalling. Once you’ve arrived at the page click on the “Get Started” button. This will begin the installation process, where you will be asked to download and install the new video chat plug-ins. This should take only a few of seconds, it may ask your permission to install depending upon the browser you are using. Yes, Facebook Video Chat is supported on all browsers, so there is no need to worry.

Once you have finished your install, open up a chat box to call a friend. There are two ways to initiate a Video Call. You will now see a Call button on the top right of your screen in-between the Message and Poke Buttons. You can click there to start a video chat with someone, or you can also start a regular chat with someone and then click the video button in the top right of the chat window. It’s really that simple, no need to worry anymore about people’s skype names or ichat names anymore. Just simply find them on Facebook and click the video button to begin chatting face to face!

 

Here is a video brought to you by Facebook on their new Video Chat!

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3 Responses to “Facebook teams up with Skype for Facebook Video Chat”

  1. Rachel says:

    Yeah, this is definitely big news. Game addicts like me will probably stick to the Video Chat Rounds app, but this is still a big deal!

  2. Clark Minn says:

    Fantastic! I can now have a video chat with my friends on Facebook. I am sure, this will be a big hit!

  3. Sarah says:

    Not that BIG in my opinion. People still need to install a plugin, but not with http://www.faceflow.com or tinychat whatever.

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