How to Make Video Calls on Facebook: 15 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Make Video Calls on Facebook: 15 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Make Video Calls on Facebook: 15 Steps (with Pictures)
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Are you ready to take chatting on Facebook to the next level? You can now make video calls with your friends just from the Facebook portal. Read here what steps you need to take to get started, before you know it you'll be hearing and seeing your Facebook friends!

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Start a video call

Video Chat on Facebook Step 1

Step 1. Go to the Facebook page dedicated to video calling, as Facebook calls it in Dutch

You can find it at www.facebook.com/videocalling.

Video Chat on Facebook Step 2

Step 2. Press the "Get Started" button

Video Chat on Facebook Step 3

Step 3. Select the friend you want to video call with

A window will now open with a list of all friends who have already downloaded the video calling plug-in. Choose one of these friends.

Video Chat on Facebook Step 4

Step 4. Now the usual chat window will open

Click the video calling icon (the camera). You can choose between just chatting or video calling. By pressing the camera you choose video calling.

Video Chat on Facebook Step 5

Step 5. Click on the 'video calls' button

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Step 6. Follow the video call setup instructions

You are using this function for the first time, so you have to go through some steps to set it up.

  • If you have a Mac, a file called FacebookVideoCalling.jar will now be downloaded to your device.
  • If you have a computer with Windows, a file called WindowsFacebookVideoCallSetup.exe will be downloaded to your device.
Video Chat on Facebook Step 7

Step 7. Click on the file

Click on FacebookVideoCalling.jar or FacebookVideoCallSetup.exe in the corner of your browser.

Video Chat on Facebook Step 8

Step 8. Launch the downloaded program

It may take a while for the program to download, but when the download is complete, the selected friend will be called automatically.

Video Chat on Facebook Step 9

Step 9. Wait for your friend to answer

When he or she answers, a new window opens, so you can start your video call right away. If there is no answer, you can try another friend.

Video Chat on Facebook Step 10

Step 10. Close the window if you want to stop video calling

Method 2 of 2: Have a friend call you

Video Chat on Facebook Step 11

Step 1. Ask a friend who has already installed video calling to call you

The video call will open in a new window.

Video Chat on Facebook Step 12

Step 2. Click the "Set Up Video Calls" button

Video Chat on Facebook Step 13

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the video calling plugin

Video Chat on Facebook Step 14

Step 4. Talk to your friend

Once the plugin is installed, you can start your video call with your friend right away.

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Step 5. Call other friends

At the top of each chat window is a video button (a camera icon). So if you are chatting with a friend all you need to do is click the video button to start a video call. Facebook will ask for permission first. Click "Start video call" to give permission.

  • If there is no recording, you can leave a video message for him or her to watch later.
  • You may have to log out and log in again before you can start video calling.

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