Video chatting on many websites and applications is flexible enough to allow you to engage in video calls even if you don't have a camera yourself. When you are taking part in a video chat on most services, your partner will be able to turn her own webcam on or off so you can see her, but she will not be able to see you.

Using Video Chats

With programs and apps like Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook chat and others, you can start a video call with your friend even if you don't currently have a camera. Your friend will only be able to hear your voice, but if she accepts the call, you will be able to see her. If for any reason you cannot start a video call, you can still start an audio call and ask your friend to enable her webcam after the call is started.