Facebook Video Call Plug-in Installer

Plugin that provides a video chat feature on the Facebook platform

7.3

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  • Category Plug-ins
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.2.250.0
  • Size 501.25 kB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Facebook

Facebook Video Call Plug-in Installer turns your computer and Facebook account into a video chat system that lets you chat with everyone on your friends list. The installer is a joint effort between Facebook and Skype.

Whether you live a few miles away from your loved ones or thousands of miles away, you often have a hard time staying in touch with your friends and family. While you can always send emails or text messages, you may miss the interaction that you have with them in real life. Video chats will make you feel like you are in the same room.

Facebook Video Call Plug-in Installer is a free program that you can download and install on almost any computer. The first time that you use it, you need to log into your Facebook account. You can then remain logged in for later use, but the program also lets you log in and out each time you use it, which is great for those who share a computer with others. You also need both a microphone and a web cam or camera attached to your computer to use this program.

Making calls is as easy as accessing your friends list. After logging into your account, the program will show you a complete list of everyone you are friends with on the site. You simply double click on a name to bring up a chat window. The program will automatically turn on both your camera and microphone before the person answers. You can then chat for as long as you want without worrying that you might go over the limit on your data plan. The program is completely free to use and looks quite similar to Skype.

Though Skype helped develop the program, it no longer offers support for Facebook Video Call Plug-in Installer. Skype now recommends that you download the latest version of its own program, which you can then connect to your Facebook account. That lack of support means that you cannot get help with the installation process or find answers to questions you might have. The program features some glitches and bugs that may require you uninstall the program and then install it a second time on your computer. For chatting with loved ones who use Facebook for free, Facebook Video Call Plug-in Installer is a good choice.

Pros:

  • Lets you video chat for free with other Facebook users
  • Installs in minutes
  • Uses your own browser for video chats
  • Works with most web browsers
  • Offers a better alternative to traditional Facebook chats

Cons:

  • Bugs and glitches may require that you install the program again
  • Limits who you can chat with based on who is on your friends list
  • Requires the use of both a microphone and a camera
  • Poor internet connection may lead to connection or quality issues
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