Patrick H. Lauke by Patrick H. Lauke in Blog

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Facebook Video Calling and Opera

This week, Facebook unveiled its new Video Calling feature. Unfortunately, Opera is currently not supported.

The reason for Facebook’s block seems to be a problem with our version of Opera on OS X. Facebook’s plug-in installs itself as FacebookVideoCalling.webplugin on Mac, but our browser only recognises plug-ins with a .plugin extension. This causes their plug-in detection scripts to think the installation failed, triggering a renewed installation process.

Our fearless engineers are working to fix this issue in Opera code as soon as possible, and we’re also in talks with Facebook to find a quick resolution to the problem.