Video chatting on Facebook is a great way to virtually connect with friends face-to-face. If you’ve never video chatted on Facebook before, you may be wondering how the video chat feature works. And you may be wondering what kinds of things you can do with Facebook video chat. Here are some tips to help you start chatting with your friends and start getting the most out of your Facebook video chat experience:
Enabling Video Calling on Facebook
Before you video chat on Facebook, you’ll need to enable video calling and install the appropriate software. To do this, you have to select a friend you wish to video chat with and visit their profile page. Once you’ve done that, you’ll click on the small button with an asterisk on it at the very top of your friend’s profile. And then you’ll select “Call.” After you click on the “Call” button, you’ll click on the button that reads “Set Up.” Facebook will then provide you with the instructions you need to install and enable the Facebook video calling feature.
Video Calling Available Facebook Friends
If you want to video chat face-to-face with one of your friends, you have to make sure they’re online first. To check whether they’re online, you’ll need to look at your Facebook chat list. The friends on the list with full green dots next to their names are online and available for chat. If you want to video chat with someone who’s available, you can double-click on his or her name in the chat list. A new chat window will pop up, and you’ll click on the icon that looks like a small video camera at the top of the chat window. Once you’ve done this, your friend will receive a message from Facebook indicating that you want to video chat. They can either accept or deny your request for a video call.
Leaving a Facebook Video Message
Facebook gives you the option to send a video message to friends who are logged off of their Facebook accounts and temporarily unavailable for video chat. If you decide to leave a video message for one of your friends, they’ll be able to view it when they log back on to Facebook.
To leave a video message for one of your friends, you’ll need to go to your Facebook message inbox, click on “New Message,” and then click on the icon that looks like a video camera at the bottom of the message window. You’ll then be able to record your video message and send it to your friend once you’re done.
Now you should be able to set up video chat on Facebook, chat with available friends, and send video messages to friends who are offline. So, go forth and make Facebook video chat memories!