Until recently, however, there haven't been many good ways to video chat using your smartphone—the services just weren't mature enough.But that all changed with smartphone innovator Apple's release of Face Time with the i Phone 4, the real kickoff of the video chat craze.After you've clicked on the large blue button at the bottom of this post while in Firefox, you simply click "Try Hello Now" and click "Start a conversation."As long as you have a video camera and microphone, a small window showing yourself will open in the bottom-right of Firefox.Click "Email Link" and invite anyone with a camera and microphone who uses Firefox, Chrome or Opera to join you for a video chat.Click the "Share Link" and you can send your invite via social media.Neither of you need to log in to any programs or apps.
Apps like Skype and oo Voo, for instance, allow you to place quality video (and voice) calls between Android and i OS devices, not to mention desktops. OK, there's plenty of hyperbole in that statement, but you can't deny that phone calls are going the way of the dodo.Video chatting's all the rage right now, and it's only going to get more popular as front-facing phone cameras become more common.If Flash Player can't locate a camera on your computer, the player displays the warning "No camera found." Read the documentation for your computer and your camera to make sure your camera is installed correctly.You may want to display this panel again if, for example, you want Flash Player to use a different camera.