While video chatting has long been available on other services, Facebook is finally stepping up to the game with video chat built right into Facebook Chat. Facebook is using Skype’s technology to build in this feature, but by tightly integrating it, video chats will now be easier than ever for standard users. Instead of requiring a fairly large and bloated client, video chat on Facebook will only require a small browser add-on.
To begin a video chat, users simply need to click "Video Chat" at the top of any Facebook chat conversation. This feature will be slowly rolled out to users over the next few months, but you can have access to this now by clicking on this link.
Facebook chat has received a long-awaited updated, featuring a much more prominent look and feel. Your most frequent contacts will now display on a sidebar on the right side of the screen, instead of just a small box below all the other regular features. More interestingly, the friends you talk to the most will display at the top of the list so you’ll be able to get to them more quickly. It’s a nice but welcome change.
With these advancements, Facebook’s chat feature is finally positioned as a competitive instant messaging solution. Thanks to its incredibly broad user base, adoption will most likely take place rather quickly and continue the trend of users switching from standard instant messaging services to Facebook chat, for convenience’s sake.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/videocalling to start using the new Skype-Powered video calling!
Author: Taimur Shehzad