Orkut is all about keeping people connected, and a lot of people use orkut's voice and video chat to stay in touch. Lately, we've been hard at work making it work even better, and the reception has been so great that we're giving voice and video chat a new home at the top of the chat window:
If you've never used voice or video chat in orkut, it's easy to get started. You'll just need a webcam and a microphone (if you don't have a webcam, we have some recommendations). If you already have a webcam and a microphone, you'll just need to download a small plugin for video chat, available for free at www.google.com/chat/video
With the plugin installed and your camera enabled, your friends will see a small green camera icon like this next to your name in their chat lists. Then, to start a voice or video chat, simply click either the voice or video icon in the toolbar and talk away to your heart's content - all for free via orkut.
Once you start chatting, if you want a larger view, you can pop out the window and make it bigger. We hope you'll enjoy chatting even more on orkut with this enhanced feature!
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