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How do I start using Facebook video calling?
I do not see it in the chat sidebar options.
Also I do not see the option on the profile pages of my friends.

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  1. Login to Facebook.
  2. Go here: https://www.facebook.com/videocalling
  3. Click on the Get Started button.
  4. Click on a contact from your friends list.
  5. You will see a new button in the upper right corner of the chat window. enter image description here

Depending on your OS, you might need/not need to install something.

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From here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/philip-su/building-video-calling/10150229123673920

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Also, both you and your friend have to currently be "online for chat" in order for the call button to appear at the top of their profile. –  mark4o Jul 7 '11 at 17:15

Can't use Facebook at work, but I found this at Lifehacker:

  1. Go to the video calling page and enable video chat
  2. Pick a friend to video chat with and open the chat window
  3. Click the video call icon on the top right of the chat window
  4. Wait while the plugin installs
  5. Chat!
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