How to Setup Facebook Video Calling

Finally, Facebook has launched Video calling as their commitment. From now, above 750 million Facebook users will be able to enjoy the video calling along with group chatting and more features right from the Facebook. It was made possible to bring video calling feature to the Facebook user when Facebook paired with Microsoft who’ve taken over the Skype, the leading video calling service in the world.

While every Facebook user is going to give it a try, the video calling feature is not injected in the default Facebook interface. It requires a simple setup to use within from Facebook. Here is how to setup Facebook video calling to use it right from your Facebook profile.

Getting started with Facebook Video calling

Unlike Google plus, Facebook video calling requires a simple plugin for the browser. Once the plugin is installed in your browser, you can start video/voice calling anytime.

1. Sign-in to your Facebook account and visit the Facebook official video calling page and click on Get Started. If you are not logged in, it will ask you to log-in first.

2. This will open up the chat list and ask you to select any online contact from the list. Once done, a message box opens like this:

Simply press the OK button.

3. Now, you can find that a video calling button () at the chat window has appeared. Click on it.

4. Clicking on that button will prompt to setup the video calling for Facebook. This is one time process and you won’t have to repeat this in future.

5. Click on the Setup button which will start the download of a filed called as FacebookVideoCallSetup.exe. The file is nothing but the Facebook video calling plugin installer for your browser.

6. Once done, run the downloaded installer file and your system will start to install the appropriate plugin for your browser automatically.

7. After the completion, you are free to call any online friend from your Facebook contacts. All you have to do is clicking the contact from the chat list and then click the () button from the chat window.

If some one calls you for a video chat, you will get a notification message like this:

One good thing about the Facebook video calling is that you can send a video message to your friend.

While the social network giant has stepped in a great action for their huge number of users, it has also the limitations.

1.  The voice calling plugin has been released only for Windows. The MAC and Linux users are still far away from enjoying this service in their Facebook profile – it seems that they’ll have to wait.

2. If you use multiple browser, you will have to set up the voice chatting feature for all browsers.

3. If your friend did not setup this feature in his computer, you cannot make any voice or video call with him.

However, the video calling feature will lead Facebook to a new stage. Let’s see which one can impress the users- Google plus Hangout or Facebook video calling. What about you?- share with us at the comment section.

Comments

  1. FSevilla :

    Followed your instruction but the facebook video calling plugin won’t install on my black macbook. An error pop-up window appears.

  2. Tanmay :

    FSevilla: The Facebook video calling plugin works only on Windows system. MAC and Linux user would have to wait.

  3. FSevilla :

    Thanks. Surprisingly, I was able to install plug-in on my iMac but not on my Macbook.

  4. mylyn doctolero :

    video

  5. lenylyn navarro :

    its a brilliant idea to have video calling on fb!

  6. wifred mark :

    yes

  7. wifred mark :

    yes yes

  8. hannah :

    lol

  9. Bhushan Kothari :

    I have pc but there not available web camp so can we only voice chat…

  10. dineshkishangarh :

    sir, can you tell me…, how to make a voice chat..?

  11. salman :

    sir i have installed plugin bt i cant start vedio calling wt should i do

  12. sharif :

    salam
    dear,
    plz give me fb video call option

  13. Jacqe :

    The plug-in installed, however will not initiate. I keep getting error code 1622 and it will not allow me to open a video chat. I have Wondows. I complete give up at this point.

  14. Manjit :

    Today, I know facebook have option of video calling and you explained it very clearly.

  15. Nestor :

    Does the FB video calling work for IPADS

  16. barbie :

    it is showing that —- is not available for video call

  17. Syed Muhammad ali :

    sir i have installed plugin bt i cant start vedio calling wt should i do i Use windows 7

  18. hugo rose marie :

    i want to chat video w/all my friends in phil.but i havent set up it..i dont knw how to set

  19. ren :

    i already installed video call on facebook,but its not working..

  20. Stan Rush :

    After clicking on my contacts video button, the prompt appeared offering to setup the video calling for Facebook. I clicked SETUP and the download of the plugin file only asked if I wanted to save this plugin (it did not offer to run the plugin). The saved download was not complte. It stated that the plug in could not be downloaded. Now I do not know how to get the feature from Facebook. HOW DO I GET THE DOWNLOAD TO OFFER “RUN”.
    Thank you for your help,
    Stan Rush

  21. Mr. diasamidze :

    Yes, i done everything like your choice but i cant install this plugin. Installation time is writing Error you can answer me? Thank you…

  22. Cassie :

    I keep trying to install the video chat on facebook and it installs for most of it but then says something about some fatal error… Why won’t this let me connect? Help please anyone?!

  23. Golap :

    i have install facebook vedio calling plugin. then setup all things but when i am calling to my friend then a dialog box appear there have some text information like “The power video calling software is now currently unenviable. Please try again later.” so that reason how can i fix this problem. Waiting for your answer.

  24. sarath :

    i have installed video calling,but when i try to connect,there appears,the video calling software is currently unavailable

  25. Sherlene Lau :

    Followed all your instructions but still can complete the set up
    im using window 7…

  26. liz :

    hi eveyone my videocall began to fail but i found the solution here. http://video-llamada-facebook.blogspot.com

  27. ramesh :

    me ramesh from janakpur nepal.i have installed facebook video calling set up.but when i use it, then again it ask to install again and again.so tell me solution of this problems.thanks.

  28. luutu mathias :

    i need the Facebook video download

  29. military5 :

    everytime i try to use the video chat, it keeps asking me to install it. and every time i installed it, nothing happens. what a joke… stupid fb.

  30. Sara :

    Okay I have tried multiple times within the last hour to make this work. I started by clicking on the video icon while talking to my sister on Facebook, and the install window popped up. I clicked install and the file came up and loaded. I clicked run, and then I clicked continue. I watched as the Facebook plug in installed and completed and then when I tried video calling my sister again, it came up with the same install window. I downloaded Java and updated it and repeated the Facebook plug in process again and it still will not work. I’ve tried restarting my computer and everything, but every time I click on the video call button it brings up the window that says it’s a one step installation that I wont have to repeat yet I’ve tried to do this several times.

  31. luz :

    I try to set up facebook video calling. I follow your instructions and when I reach on the #4 instructions I’m getting install instead of set up. When I click install, it ask me to run and give me a file that says contain virus and was deleted. I am not getting the facebook video call plug-in installer. Help

  32. luz :

    I still not getting it. I need help.

  33. luz :

    This is exactly what I’m getting when I run the file:
    facebookvideocallsetup_v1.2.205.0.exe

  34. jhayar :

    im using windows xp sp2 and i try to setup and installing facebook video call again and again but i always receive a message that says: error 1622 so that, facebook video call is not successfuly installed on my computer…

  35. syedpasha :

    I still getting it asking me to install. and every time pls help me

  36. iris :

    i try to install it but it cant why?

  37. riyaz :

    i download same as its but my frnd unable to hear my voice

  38. zabrina :

    sir i already installed the video call but it doesn’t work and i cant start a video call to my friends what should i do?

  39. rowena :

    I can’t download the facebook video calling even though I tried many times.I’ve followed the step by step installation from saving,then run it and then nothing happened.I just got the message installing and I’ve waited for a long time but nothing happened.It would’n install.I used mozilla as well as I’ve tried the explorer but still it didn’t work.What should I do?

  40. leslie :

    i want to install but cannot.how?

  41. anne whelan :

    I’ve installed it loads of times and it still doesn’t work where am I going wrong

  42. Nitin Agarwal :

    Good day,

    I have installed fb vide calling on my Windows 7 laptop. I do not have any problem with video calling but my friends are unable to hear my voice. I tried it installing several times but still the proble persists. I am using HP Elitebook 8560W. Do I need to update any settings for audio. I am really clueless. Kindly assist me in this regards

  43. yusuf robert :

    my facebook video calling is not connecting,i did´t know why pls can you help.

  44. Nuky :

    My facebook video calling is not connecting i don’t know why pls help me

  45. laurice :

    i install video call but i they cannot see me, but i can see them, what is the problem in that?…

  46. ani :

    if i have already install my video calling then i want used it it say to ‘install’ what should i do? and i’m install then i call it too say ‘install’ what’s the problem??

  47. ayna :

    i have done with all that thing but still i can’t enjoy the video call . sir,, please help me :(

  48. dip :

    Okay I have tried multiple times within the last hour to make this work. I started by clicking on the video icon while talking to my sister on Facebook, and the install window popped up. I clicked install and the file came up and loaded. I clicked run, and then I clicked continue. I watched as the Facebook plug in installed and completed and then when I tried video calling my sister again, it came up with the same install window. I downloaded Java and updated it and repeated the Facebook plug in process again and it still will not work. I’ve tried restarting my computer and everything, but every time I click on the video call button it brings up the window that says it’s a one step installation that I wont have to repeat yet I’ve tried to do this several times.

  49. Orlando Esconde :

    i need video call in my facebook account

  50. Orlando Esconde :

    My facebook video calling is not connecting i dont know how please help me sir

  51. jerard :

    why does the video call plugins of facebook wont like to install on my windows8 apllication???pleased help me..

  52. Eric Pablo :

    Okay I have tried multiple times within the last hour to make this work. I started by clicking on the video icon while talking to my sister on Facebook, and the install window popped up. I clicked install and the file came up and loaded. I clicked run, and then I clicked continue. I watched as the Facebook plug in installed and completed and then when I tried video calling my sister again, it came up with the same install window. I downloaded Java and updated it and repeated the Facebook plug in process again and it still will not work. I’ve tried restarting my computer and everything, but every time I click on the video call button it brings up the window that says it’s a one step installation that I wont have to repeat yet I’ve tried to do this several times.

  53. ciupry :

    for windows 8 users who can’t insall FACEBOOK VIDEO CALL PLUGIN just download that setup click Properties after this Compatibility select Compatibility Mode and scroll to win xp sp3 and down you find Privilege Level and select Run as Administrator click Apply OK and try setup.worked on my windows 8 pro x64.Sorry for my bad eng.

  54. Ninen daraug :

    I cant see the video icon in my computer. Chat only!!

  55. faisal :

    Sir, I have Windows XP SP2. Kindly tell me which version should I install and which version should be installed for Skype.

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