How To Make Video Calls On Messenger & Facebook Lite

Your Quick Answer:

To make video calls on your PC, go to your web browser and type in “Messenger.com” in the search bar. The page will have a list of friends at the left end of the screen and a search bar above it.

Type in the name of the friend you wish to video call on the search bar and open their chat. Click on the video call option at the top right corner. In the new window that appears, allow access to the microphone and camera, and the call will begin.

To conduct video calls using the Facebook lite app, first, download and install the app. Next, open the app and log in to your existing account. You will find five icons in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Click on the middle icon, which resembles the messenger icon. 

The chat section will appear; select from the list a friend with whom you want to start the video call. Then, at the top of the screen, in the conversation area, select the video call icon.

How to Make Video call on Messenger:

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go to messenger.com or Messenger app

If you are using your PC, the first thing you have to do is to go to messenger.com. On the left part of the screen, you will find a set of chats of all the friends you have had conversations with. 

If you are a mobile device user, you must go to the Messenger app from your phone’s home screen. 

On Android, once the Messenger app opens, you will be in the “MESSAGES” section, and you will find here a collection of chats that you have had in the recent past, similar to what you will see on PC. 

Step 2: Search for the person 

On your PC, go to the search bar at the top left part of the screen and type in the name of the friend with whom you want to have a video call. Once their name appears in the search results, you have to click on the name their chat will open. 

Click on Search bar

On your android device, select the chat you want to open by scrolling or by using the search bar at the top of the screen and typing the name of the friend in. Then, click on their user once it appears in the search results. You will see old messages you have shared with them in front of you. 

Click on people

Step 3: Select the Video Call option 

On your PC, to the top right of the screen, you will find a set of three options, one of which will be the video call icon. You have to click on this video call icon.

On Android as well, just like the PC, you will notice a set of options at the top right corner of the screen. The one on the right will be the voice call option, and the one beside it will be the video call option. You have to click on this icon to continue. 

Tap on Video Call

Step 4: Provide permissions

Selecting the video call option on the messenger.com page will lead you to a new window. A notification prompt will appear asking you to provide permission to use the microphone as well as the camera. You have to click on the “Allow” option, and the video call will start as soon as the recipient answers the call notification.

On an Android device, selecting the video call option will directly start the video call considering that you provided the app with all the related permissions- that is, access to the microphone as well as the camera- when you first installed the app. 

How to make a video call on Facebook Lite:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: The first step you have to follow is to download the Facebook lite app and install it on your device. 

Install Facebook lite

Step 2: You have to open the Facebook lite application you just installed by going to your home screen and clicking on the app icon of Facebook lite.

Step 3: Once the app opens, log in to your existing account using your respective account credentials. The app will open to the default feed page, where you can view other people’s posts. 

Step 4: You will notice a menu bar at the top of the screen consisting of five icons, each leading to its designated section. The middlemost icon will be that of Messenger. You have to click on it to proceed. The page in front of you will show you a list of people you have had conversations with using this account. This is the Chats section.

Click on Messenger icon

Step 5: From the list of friends present here, you have to click on one with whom you would like to conduct a video call using the same app. As soon as you click on the required chat, the conversation screen will open, and you will be able to view your past messages that you haven’t yet deleted. 

Click on People

Step 6: At the top right end of the screen, you will find a set of three icons. One on the left side will be the voice call option. Besides it, you will find the Video call option. You have to click on this video call icon to begin the video call.

Click on Video Call

Step 7: You have to wait until they receive the call, after which you will be able to have a smooth video call with them. 

Why Can’t You Make Video Call on Facebook Lite:

There are a few reasons why you fail to make video calls:

1. App is Not Updated:

A significant reason why you can’t make video calls on Facebook lite is that your app is not updated.

When your app is not updated to the latest version, it might create a problem while conducting video calls.

The newer the version of the app, the lesser bugs present. This means that to ensure a smooth transition from one step to another and consequently make a video call, you have to have the latest version of Facebook lite.

2. Permission is not Granted:

One of the reasons people don’t realize exists of being unable to make video calls on Facebook lite is that they have not been granted any permissions.

In simpler terms, this means that when the app was downloaded first, permissions were asked by the app to use, for example, microphone, camera, and the ability to make and receive phone calls.

If you did not give those permissions to the app, it would cause a problem now while making a video call. One of the solutions to this would be to go to the Google Play Store or App Store and redownload and reinstall the Facebook lite app and provide all the necessary permissions.

The Bottom Lines:

Therefore, now you know how to make video calls on Facebook messenger and Facebook lite in a rather hassle-free manner. However, please ensure that you have a steady network connection since video calls require much more and a faster internet connection than just scrolling or chatting on a social media app.

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