Facebook just launched its new Video Calling feature yesterday and it seems millions have started using it worldwide.
Setting Up facebook Video Calling
To make video calls on Facebook users will require a webcam-equipped computer and then select a friend they want to video chat with.
In the chat window that pops up, clicking on a small blue video icon brings up the video chat feature (or when a friend tries to make a video call to the user) and the first time the user will be prompted to download and run a 482KB .exe file.
Once the setup downloads and downloads and installs the necessary files, the user is ready for a face-to-face chat.
NO option for Group Video Chat
That feature is available on Google Plus, a social service that Google began testing last week with a small number of invited users.
The Facebook video calling feature is experiencing some initial hiccups with many users reporting problems with their video calling.
Why Isn’t Video Calling Working ?
Here are some things you can do if you’re having trouble with video calling:
Make sure you are using a supported browser.
Make sure another program isn’t using your webcam. Check all instant messaging programs, browsers and video editing software.
Check that your webcam is compatible with your operating system.
If you are using Windows, make sure that you have the latest version of Microsoft DirectX.
Download the most recent drivers for your webcam from the webcam manufacturer’s website.
Some other issues with Facebook video calling include quality of the video, that some users have pointed out is better on Skype. Also there is no way to resize the video window.
Online Resources for Trouble shooting
Facebook Help page : http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=240179112675655