How Does Facebook Video Chat Work


To chat with your friends on Facebook with the new videocalling appl you need to first visit this Link :

Download the Facebook videochat App and restart your browser.

You should now see a new Icon in your chat windows and also on your friends pages which looks like a small camera. If you click on this symbol a video chat will iniciate. If Your friends do not have faceboock video chat they will be notified about your video call.

If you want to do your friends a favour share this page with them so they can be the first to install facebook video chat.


46 thoughts on “How Does Facebook Video Chat Work

  1. seriously The Facebook certainly is the most superb social networking on the market, many people mentioned if it was a country it will become the third largest place on the planet earth. This really is amazing. with thanks with the excellent article.

  2. Sharalyn says:

    I am assuming it’s not really up and working yet. The facebook link says it’s not available.

    1. admin says:

      I can assure you it is working =)

  3. shawn says:

    tnx for this

    1. admin says:

      You are very Welcome

  4. Franco Sevilla says:

    I have a black Macbook running on OSX 10.5.8. When I try to install Facebook Video Calling an error message appears saying “Facebook installer has encountered an error …” What do I do?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Franco,

      Please check out the following page of our SIte :

      Please tell us if this had helped you. We are constantly working on Solutions for problems that appear. As Videocalling is brand new, some problems appear for the first time and we need a few hours to find accurate solutions. Don´t hesitate to ask another question on this page if it doesn´t work for you.

  5. Chris Loh says:

    I still cannot see the ‘Get Started’ button in this page, the only thing i can see is “Video calling will be available soon
    Please check back later” by the way i’m using google chrome on pc vista. In addition, my frens have already call me as he has successfully install the plug-in and it work just fine. The problem here is I cant see the camera icon in my chat box. Pls help. thx

    1. admin says:

      Yes there seems to be a problem with facebook at the moment. Me and a lot of people allready have Videochat installed. I think facebook will open it again in a few hours. Check back later and DON´T DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO APPLICATION ANYWHERE ELSE THEN FROM FACEBOOK ! There is going a fake application around.

  6. ftp says:

    i am in the same situation as that encountered by chris loh above. how soon will this problem be resolved?

    1. admin says:

      We don´t Know it yet we´re checking for a possibility to solve it for you , We will update as soon as we know more.

  7. jessa says:

    thnx……very nice

    1. Jenibelle says:

      Wow, this is in every repsect what I needed to know.

  8. jessa says:

    i luv it…….

  9. Rosalie Pornasdoro says:

    where is the videochat application?

  10. albert says:

    why is it when ever I set up my video call the installer suddenly close when its installing?

    1. admin says:

      Thats normal it means its done. Restart your browser and you are good to go =)

      1. albert says:

        but i still don’t have the icon on the upper portion of my chat window, i can only receive video call but i can’t start a video call because i don’t see any icon, i have already reinstall the setup several times, but still no icon

  11. Paula says:

    I try it and it says video chat not available yet, check back later………….. :(

  12. allan says:

    not yet compcking
    leted with this just che

  13. i tried to video chat with my friends in fb but its not available..I will just ask,when it is available?.

    1. admin says:

      Facebook Videochat is allready available, but from time to time they do a stop to take people in slowly so their servers don´t crash. Just check once a day and you will be able to use it in no time.

  14. Rosaline Rubete says:

    I tried video calling but will be available soon, come back later

  15. tom says:

    still not working

  16. tom says:

    its been three days now as of aug 4th

  17. gilpert says:

    oki will check later@@@@@@@@

  18. sherwin says:

    how to down the facebookvideocalling?

  19. MichelleR says:

    I have the same problem. I click on the link provided and see a message:
    Video calling will be available soon
    Please check back later.
    While at the same time, a friend will click on the same link and be able to download the application.
    I’ve also downloaded:
    Closed all browsers, went back in FB and still no call icon anywhere. It’s a mystery.

    1. admin says:

      The problem is that facebook only allows a few users per day to join Videocalling because they don´t want their servers to crash. So there is no other way then keep on checking back every day.

  20. bob olmstead says:

    Is the featuresetup on all accounts ? When my wife is on my laptop she gets the icon and everything runs fine…. when I sign onto my account nothing shows up. Is there an account setting or privacy setting I’m missing?

    1. admin says:

      No, unfortunatels facebook only lets a few people in the Video Chat per day so they can handle the new server traffic without crashes. Just keep on looking and follow the instructions here

  21. kozawminhtut says:

    pls accept to me.

  22. Ma. says:

    accept me please

  23. admin says:

    Hello everybody. As one very big request we figured out an alternative way to download the Facebook Video Chat App.

    Please see this article for more :

  24. nouri says:

    dass ist sehr gut

  25. ashley says:

    How do you get sound?

  26. more thanks to videocalling team for being a part of this video chatting..

  27. Sameer says:

    I want the facebook vieo chat download

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