How to Activate & Setup Facebook Video Calling on Mac OS X Lion


Facebook has recently launch its very own video calling for all users. This new Facebook feature enables user to make video call directly from their browser without having to install any additional desktop application. Facebook video calling is powered by Skype and to enable this feature on your browser, you have to download an additional plug in for it to work.

Facebook video calling is supported by Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer. Facebook video calling also support the three major operating system (Windows, MAC & Linux). It is unfortunate however for MAC OS Lion user because the feature hold no support for their MAC OS Lion Browser.

In this post however, we would like to share you a trick to enable Facebook Video Calling on MAC OS Lion Browser. Read the rest of the article to find out more.

How to Setup & Activate Facebook Video Calling on MAC OS Lion’ Browser

1. For Safari Browser on MAC OS Lion

  • In the Safari Advanced Tab, look for System Preferences enable the developer menu. You will see new menu option on menu bar called “Develop”
  • In the Developer menu look for User Agent setting and change it to either Safari 5.1 (Mac)/ 5.0.1 (Mac), or Firefox 4.0.1 (Mac) like in the picture below.

2. For Google Chrome Browser on MAC OS Lion

It is easy. Just run the following command line on your terminal:

open /Applications/Google\   –args -user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.19?

3. For Mozilla Firefox Browser on MAC OS Lion

  • Download & Install User Agent Switcher extension.
  • Navigate inside your Tools, go to Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer and choose Internet Explorer 8 as default user agent string

That’s all you need to do to enjoy Facebook Video Calling on MAC OS Lion to make video calling with all your friends inside Facebook.

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