Facebook Video Calling

A free service powered by Skype that enables Facebook users to conduct one-to-one video chats with other users. There are no setup or additional software needed beyond installing a small Skype plug-in the first time the feature is used.

With the debut of Facebook Video Calling new buttons were added to the Facebook interface to make it quick and simple to initiate video calls with Facebook friends. Facebook Video Calling has also been integrated with the instant message-based Facebook Chat service.

Related definitions: Videoconferencing, video chat, Google Hangouts, Facebook Chat, FaceTime

Facebook Video Calling competes in the video chat category with Google Hangouts and Apple’s FaceTime as well as with standalone video chat software from companies like Skype and ooVoo. Unlike Google Hangouts, Facebook Video Calling doesn’t currently support group video chats.

Previous articleGridgain Big Data
Next articleFacebook Chat
Forrest Stroud
Forrest Stroud
Forrest is an experienced, entrepreneurial and well-rounded professional with 15+ years covering technology, business software, website design, programming and more.

Top Articles

Huge List Of Texting and Online Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ we list 1,559 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Includes Top...

How To Create A Desktop Shortcut To A Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Creating a desktop...

The History Of Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems. We look at the history of Microsoft's Windows operating systems (Windows OS) from 1985 to present...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

  By Vangie Beal Hotmail is one of the first public webmail services that can be accessed from any web browser. Prior to Hotmail and its...

Supply Chain Definition &...

A supply chain is a network between an organization and its suppliers to...

Relational Database Definition &...

A relational database stores and connects data in tables and columns, emphasizing the...

Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL)...

What is COBOL? COBOL stands for Common Business-Oriented Language. It is a 60-year-old programming...