How to make a video call with MSN messenger

Updated February 21, 2017

Talking on the phone to someone is a nice way to reconnect but wouldn't it be better if you can actually see who you are talking too. Making a video call with MSN Messenger is easy if you just follow these steps.

Log on to your high speed internet service and go to Download and install MSN Messenger 6.1. You must sign up for an account.

Connect your camera with the microphone by plugging your USB cable into the USB port on your computer.

Insert the software CD that comes with the camera and microphone into your computer. The software program should automatically run on its own. Follow the prompts to install the software.

Have the person you want to make the video call with also install MSN Messenger and a camera with a microphone.

Open MSN Messenger and choose ""Add a Contact"" and then ""Create a New Contact"" Enter the person's new MSN Messenger email address.

Click on the tools drop down menu in the MSN Messenger window. Choose Audio/Video Tuning Wizard. Follow the prompts to locate your camera and microphone device. Have your friend do the same.

Double click on your friend's name in the MSN Messenger window to make the video call. This will send them an invitation and when they accept you should both see and hear each other on the screen.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows computer with XP or better
  • MSN Messenger 6.1
  • High speed internet connection such as cable Internet or DSL
  • Web camera such as Logitech or Creative Labs
  • Earphones with microphone attached
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