How to Start a Video Call on Windows?

Starting a video call takes a simple click on the video icon as below while you’re having a regular chat with a friend. The video call begins as soon as your contact accepts your invitation.

You can also arrange a group video call with up to 20 people. This feature lets you chat with many friends at once: just invite others to join an on-going video call.

To send a group video chat invitation you need to click “Group Video Chat Invite” as below. Then, enter the names of the contacts that you want to add or remove to your group video chat.

When your contacts accept your invitation you will start your group video call.

To end your video call click the “End” button on chat window.

Others in the group chat will receive a message saying that you’ve left the conversation. If you want to rejoin, you’ll need to be invited back by a contact who’s still in the group chat. The group chat will continue until all participants have left.


4 thoughts on “How to Start a Video Call on Windows?

  • July 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

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  • February 26, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I still do not know how to open the chat or video chat boxes. What am I doing wrong?

  • May 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    When I ask my friends to join for video chat, often I can see them, but my video just shows as a black screen…they cannot see me. WE can exchange voice but not video both ways. This has only happened recently. Is this a connection fault? My video cam shows green light which indicates it is functioning. Any ideas please?

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