Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How To Use Webcam With Microsoft Messenger

Windows Live Messenger, previously known as MSN Messenger, is an advertisement-supported Microsoft chat tool. This application offers file sharing, audio and video calling, time-stamped messages and several other features, which are compatible on both PCs as well as hand held devices.
However, in order to facilitate video calling, you will have to make use of a webcam device. The person over the other side should also possess a webcam device for the video chat to work. Configuring a webcam device on your PC is relatively an easy task and we have listed out the steps to do it in the easiest and simplest way.

  • You would be required to buy a webcam if your computer has no built in webcam. Insert the USB pin of your webcam into any USB port available on your computer. If you are using the device for the first time, you will have to install the driver software for your device manually to make it work. You can either use the driver disc that comes along with the product or download it online to get the latest driver software. The latest versions of windows automatically install the apt driver software for your device at the moment it is first used. 
  • Launch the Microsoft Messenger application and press the Show Menu icon, which is located next to the search bar.  From the menu bar, click Tools and select Audio and Video Setup option.
  • You will receive Set Up Audio and Video screen and click Next to continue. Choose your device from the list and click Finish.
  • Now your device is ready to initiate video call process. To perform a video call, enable the Show Menu icon and click Actions, then Video, and further click Start a Video Call. You will receive a prompt to choose the contact with whom you need to establish a video call. Once you make a choice, the person will receive an invitation to join the video call with you.
  • You can now see him live on a window that will open up once the video call is established. The window would also contain the provision for entering text, which is located towards the bottom of the window.
Contact Microsoft chat support team if you are still unable to connect and use your webcam device with Microsoft Messenger. They can provide you with assistance to get the issue resolved.

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