How to setup Facebook video calling feature


Facebook finally gets much requested feature of video calling among Facebook friends. Powered by Skype, now you can video call any Facebook friend within web browser at a click of a button. If you hate typing on usual text chat on Facebook, switch to video calling for voice and video chatting with Facebook buddies. To get started, you need to perform one time setup of video calling feature on Facebook. Once you are through with this quick process – you are all set for video calling Facebook friends.

Install & setup Facebook video calling feature

1. After Facebook login open the Video Calling page on Facebook. Then click Get Started button to activate video calling feature on your Skype account.

2. Now navigate to Facebook profile page of an online friend to whom you want to video chat. You will notice Call button at top right next to chat, send message and poke buttons.

3. Click the video call button will bring one time setup screen for video calling on Facebook. Click Setup button to proceed.

4. This will download small setup file [FacebookVideoCallSetup_v1.2.199.0] on your computer. Once file is downloaded, double click that downloaded file to start the installation. You can also download this file from here directly.

5. Facebook video calling plugin for Skype calls online will start installing by itself. After the install, you should get prompt to start video chat with selected Facebook friends.

6. Click on online friend name in the chat window at bottom right part. Then click Video icon on the chat window to start video chatting with that online friend.

Please note: either or both of you and your friend should have webcam connected for video calling. If Facebook video calling does not detect webcam connection between two of you, then video calling will not start and may get an error.

Also, you can refresh Facebook webpage by pressing F5 key or clicking Refresh button and then click call button on same or different Facebook friend to check if video calling feature is working or not.

Video: Install Facebook Video Calling plugin

Facebook video calling: important points

1. Browsers & OS – Facebook video calling works in latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer web browsers. Facebook video calling is only supported for Windows and MAC systems with either of these web browser. It does not work on Linux systems.

2. Friend availability – You can easily check, if your specific Facebook friend is available for chat or not. Check for icon status next to friend name in chat window. Green dot means online while half moon means online but inactive status.

3. Recording calls – You cannot record actual video calls, however history of calls made and received will be listed in messages section of your Facebook profile.

4. Call without webcam – You can still use video calling feature even when you do not have webcam. You can listen and see your friend while they only hear you on video call.

5. Disable video calling – You can go offline from facebook chat and no will able to connect to your using video calling feature on Facebook. Also, you may uninstall Facebook Video calling plugin installed on your PC.



  1. i can’t set up my video call.. it not same with what happen in the guide when i click on the camera.. there no “setup” button comes..the word comes out is install.. then, after i install it, nothing happened.. it just says it too slow.. please help me..

  2. any time i try to download facebook video call setup, i see install instead of setup why????

  3. HeKaRiZbLaDe says

    When i install comes with error arghhhh!!!! damn

  4. lorna sabit says

    help me please to activate my videocalling i needed it most please…..

  5. jed montola says

    please help me to activate my fb video calling…

  6. jed montola says

    why i cant acces my facebook video calling?it always appear check back later or available soon…. please help me….. thanks !!!!!

  7. I Have This Messages On the Video Calling page on Facebook.

    Video Calling
    Talk to your friends face to face.
    Video calling will be available soon
    Please check back later.

    What Should I Do? Please tell me.

  8. Why i cannot access the facebookvideocalling, always say” pls check back later available soon pls help me how to install this.

  9. armi agapito says

    i want to set-up voice and video calling

  10. mohamed alnour says

    i want to setup voice and vedio calling

  11. gellaine says

    whenever i open the video calling site it always says “video calling will be available soon, please check back later”…..urgggGGhhhhh!!!!

  12. It does not work with mozila firefox you need to have google chrome for facebook video calling or facebook +skype video call

    when you go through whole set up don’t forget to restart you computer at once after set up. After that when you login in ur facebook account in google chrom you can see the video camera sign in chat pop up window i mean when you chose a friend to chat a window appear there is close sing and one start sign there should be now another video camera sing now click on it to video chat with you friend I hope this will do some help.


  13. i already setup facebook video calling, but when i will call somebody it keep saying “setup video calling?” damn!

  14. when i go to the video calling page it keeps saying “Video calling will be available soon Please check back later.” instead of “get started”

  15. Kathleen says

    i can’t setup my video calling…i don’t know why? every time i make a video always appeared a set up…please help me…thanks

  16. i can’t set up my video calling cause said on facebook video calling fan page comming soon .

  17. shahab mahmoudi says

    I want tot have video calling

  18. videocalling

  19. sajie mark says

    where do i find or locate facebook video call?

  20. mimi nicomedes says

    why i can’t use my fb video calling?..something coming out and says( it’s my anti virus avast),,mybe it harm my software..what it can fix this and use proper fb video call..please help me…thanks a lot…

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