Chapter 10. Chatting with Family and Friends—Live

In the previous chapter, we discussed one way to communicate privately with family and friends online, via Facebook’s Messages or email system. Communicating via email can be slow, however, especially if the person you’re writing to doesn’t check her messages all that often.

If you want a more immediate means of communication, check out Facebook’s live chat feature. This lets you communicate in real time with your friends, using one-to-one text messages. Like email messages, these are totally private communications; no one but you and the person you’re talking to can read them.

In addition, Facebook now offers a video chat feature, which is great for just sitting back and talking to friends and ...

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