Facebook Video Chat Now Works in Ubuntu without any Plugin

Well, here’s a surprise: Facebook video chat now works in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions out of the box, no plugin or extra download required.

The change, which appears to have come into effect in the past few weeks, sees the social network’s on-site video calling feature switch to a web-based technology that “just works” for users.

Skype-based video calling was introduced to Facebook back in 2011 but required users to install a web-browser plugin to use it. That plugin, based on the archaic NPAPI architecture, was only available for Windows and Mac OS. Linux (and Chromebook) users were left in the shade. Continue reading

Facebook Safety Check – Helping you in hour of need.

We all use Facebook, let imagine Facebook helping you and your loved ones in the hour of need. A helpful tool that people can use when major disasters strike, Safety Check – a simple and easy way to say you’re safe and check on others. During a major disaster, Safety Check will help you:

  • Let friends and family know you’re safe
  • Check on others in the affected area
  • Mark your friends as safe

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