How to enable or use Facebook Video chat?

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You know that know that Facebook has a 1-on-1 video chat powered by Skype, but you don’t know how to use it or you know even see the icon that they are talking about in the announcement yesterday. You actually need to activate and install the plugin for the Facebook Video chat in order to use the new feature.

To activate the Facebook Video Chat, just follow the steps after the break.

1. Visit:, then click on the GET STARTED.

2. After that initiate a chat with to any of our Friends then click on the camera icon that you will see on the upper-right corner of the chat window,then on the next screen, click on the blue SETUP button

You will then need to download and install the FacebookVideoCallSetup_v1.2.199.0.exe file that will be pop up on your screen.

3. The installation will take about 5 mins tops and once the installation is done, you can now start the video chat.

Note: The video chat feature will only work if both chatter has a web cam installed and the Facebook Video Chat will work even without the main Skype Client. Cool!

Last modified: July 8, 2011

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