design in January. Facebook, according to, facebook's announcement in October, the company knew the redesign would take some getting used to, so in the future it will add more features, such as a dark mode. A swipe in the opposite direction provides the option to launch the camera and start a voice or video call. Facebook, less is more, or so Facebook says. Once you found a contact with a connected Skype username, their name turns into a Call button when you hover over. With one of the gradient colors selected, messages you send in a chat will go from the assigned color to a completely different color as you scroll up through the chat. Start chatting with someone that youd like to video call with, and then click the video icon on the top of the chat window to start the call, which automatically launches the video set-up program. Tips, facebook Video Calling uses your computers default webcam and microphone to make calls. Oddly enough, you can click Get Started, but you aren't prompted to do the video calling setup until you actually try to initiate a call. Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images, related Articles. References (2 photo Credits, thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images. According to a Facebook Q A, the video is a direct peer-to-peer connection, so you won't have to worry about a server overload. Having free video-chatting capabilities, assuming your office allows Facebook use, could allow long-distance partnerships to take place more effectively. Also, I have historically had my chat sounds turned off, but that meant that I missed a video call, too.