How to use and start a Conversation using Firefox Hello

Firefox browser is a popular browser for Windows. There are many other features that enhance the productivity of the browser. For instance, there’s a new feature called Firefox Hello that lets users make free video and voice calls directly from the browser. All a user needs is a webcam (optional), a microphone, and the latest version of Firefox, to call friends who are on WebRTC (a technology project that lets you communicate instantly using only your browser – no other software needed!) supported browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Opera.

Start a Conversation using Firefox Hello

Hello is a cross-platform video chat service. The highlight of the service is it’s free to make voice and video calls and there’s no requirement for software download, plugins or even create an account. It’s ready for use as soon as you open Firefox by clicking on the ‘chat bubble’ icon under the customize menu.

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Firefox Hello chat review & feature use

Click on the Hello button hello button. Click Start a conversation.

Start conversation

Give your conversation a name by typing it in the Name this conversation field. Click,

  1. Email Link to send the link to a friend using your default email application, or
  2. Click Copy Link and paste the link into another messaging application.

name the conversation

When your friend joins the conversation, the Hello button will turn blue with an accompanying alert (Hello requires access to your Microphone and camera). The blue dot on your list will also let you know which conversation is active.

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You can start your conversation. Once finished, click Hang Up to end the call.

end conversation

Please note that the conversation stays on your list for future use. You can delete it by clicking the Delete icon next to the conversation.

delete conversation

 

Also, for some reason if you’re not ready to receive a call, you can control your conversation. Click on the status menu at the bottom of the window and set it to Do Not Disturb to stop all call notifications.

Do Not Disturb

That’s it!

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

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