Earlier today, Facebook announced a new feature to their site which involved video-calling and group chat in collaboration with Skype. This new feature involved giving current Facebook chat users the ability to video call their friends.
If you are someone who are not sure how to use this feature, here is a simple step-through on getting that done.
Step 1: Head over to http://www.facebook.com/videocalling
Step 2: Click on the "Get Started" button on this page.
Step 3: Now click on the name of contact you want to chat with and then click on the Video calling icon in the chat window.
Step 4: You will be prompted to download a plugin for your browser. This is only a one-time process, so you will be able to video chat in the future without having to install this plugin again. According to reports this does not work yet on Opera and on Linux based operating systems. I tested this with Google Chrome and it worked perfectly fine.
That’s it, you will now be able to video call and group chat with your friends using Facebook. Video calling however is only limited to one person at this time.
Right now the Facebook video calling is very buggy and you might see messages as seen in the screenshot above. However, the quality of the call is excellent if you are able to call someone that is.