Facebook Video Chat How to Chat on Facebook

Facebook Video Chat How to Chat on Facebook

Facebook Video Chat Now
Facebook video chat is now online, and today being Sunday, July 10, 2011, it is going to be put to the test as Sundays are when most people get online. Will the system experience overload?

There are videos below on Facebook’s video chat features and a test drive video showing how to use Facebook’s new feature.

Facebook partnered with Skype to bring the new feature online to the more than 750 million registered users. The video below demonstrates how easy it is to use the video chat feature.

Just click on a couple of buttons and voila! You’re video chatting with a friend or family member.

Facebook video chat drawbacks

There’s only one drawback to FB’s video chat. You can only chat with one person at a time. Google’s Google+ allows users to video chat with up to 10 people at once. Click on the link above to see videos on Google’s Hangouts features.

When I started researching this blog post I didn’t want to mention Google’s chat feature but if I didn’t it would have been a disservice to my readers.

Google’s chat feature is superior to Facebook’s because Google allows users to include up to 10 people in the chat window. Facebook has plans to integrate multiple users as well.  See the text after the videos.

Demo: New Facebook Features (Skype Video Chat)

CNet News - Facebook Video Chat

When will Facebook video chat catch up to Google?

When will the multi-chat feature be available on Facebook? Journalists and industry professionals are speculating that it could take up to a year for Facebook to get it online. I doubt that it will take FB a year to get multi-chat online.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is not an executive that likes to be left behind. He likes to lead, and I bet that by year’s end Facebook will have the multi-chat feature up and running.

Facebook video chat, Skype and Microsoft

Facebook is not alone on this one. Skype, which is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft and has more than 100 million active users online and Microsoft owns 1.6 percent of Facebook.

So it is to Microsoft’s benefit to get the ball rolling on this one as soon as possible.

"We have a very longstanding relationship with Microsoft," said Zuckerberg, who noted that Facebook had actually been working with Skype prior to Microsoft's acquisition.

If you have any Facebook video chat stories please post them below. Don't be afraid to post negative stories as we'd like to hear everything.

Additional Facebook articles and news stories

The links below lead to articles on Facebook on this blog and news stories published recently about Facebook. It seems like we can't get enough of Facebook these days!

- Facebook Advertising | Should My Company Advertise on Facebook

- Facebook Wedding Pages | Pink Engagements Video

- Facebook SEO Tips | Getting More Likes On Your Posts

- Create Facebook Landing Page HTML iFrame Edition Video

- How To Build Your Brand with Facebook

- How to Make a Facebook Like Page

- Facebook Nabs Nearly One-Third of Display Ad Market

- Technology: Facebook, Google duke it out over video calls

- The Revolution Will Be Video-Chatted

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  1. This is really a neat feature Facebook has now added Skype to their arsenal, which is a good thing. I just hope they can also put it on Fan Pages, interaction is important to Fans. Wish they could add that too. So that the experience on How To Make A Facebook Like Page will be better than ever,

  2. Hey John, thanks for visiting. I just tried to download the video chat software. The download page said to wait! Arrrgggg.


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