Tips for Tablets

How to Video Chat from Galaxy Tab to a PC Computer with Gtalk

Galaxy Tab video callsSamsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has some serious improvements over the previously launched Galaxy Tab. Thanks to Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which provides amazing 2 mega pixel camera on the front side and 2 mega pixel is very much enough for a better video calls quality.

Also on the other hand Google Video call now has an amazing video quality and voice over the chat has been improved to provide the best quality. Using Google talk you can now call your friends with voice call and video calls absolutely free. Not necessarily that both the person who are involved in video call should have Galaxy Tab, you may call a person using laptop or PC or any other. But there is only one requirement that he should be on Google Talk having front camera on their PC.

Here is the process on how you initiate the process of Video chat on your Galaxy Tab –

  • Download & install the Google Voice and Video chat.
  • To begin go to on your tablet enter your login credentials.
  • Now on your tab, tap on Apps and select the Google Talk icon.Galaxy Tab Homescreen
  • If this is the first time that you are login into your Gmail then you would be taken to sign in screen. Enter your Google credentials and sign in. If you have previously logged in select sign in next to your username.Google Video Calls
  • Within few seconds you would be taken to Google Talk homepage.Google Video Calls
  • From here you can update your status by touching the status message box. Using this option you can enable or disable the voice or video chat by touching the check box.
  • Now if you want to video call a contact, click on the contact whom you wish to call. Note that you would be able to video call those contacts who have camera icon next to their status message.
  • Next touch the camera icon to the right of the icon box and the video call would automatically begin.
  • Now then you have wait until the called party accepts your call. Until then it would be showing your camera (your face).Google Video Calls
  • You can adjust the settings accordingly to your voice chat needs. If you touch the screen a box will appear on the top right side containing more options. Some of them are mute and options to switch to rear facing camera.
  • Once you have completed the call you will have to press the X located on the top of the screen.

In the above example I have used Galaxy Tab but this process is applicable to all the tablets running on Honeycomb OS. Do let us know if you have any problem with video calls on your tablet.



  1. SammyeRadar

    September 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I can get video chat working fine from the computer to Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet but not from the tablet to the computer. From the tablet, I get connected for about 2 seconds & the line drops. What could be the problem?

  2. Bizi

    September 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Lava etab z7h tablet in this tablet front cam is built but i have not use video chat please help me

  3. Ravi Vyas

    July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    how to video chat  samsung galaxy tab 

  4. Ravi Vyas

    July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    how to video chat  samsung galaxy tab 

  5. Jon Curry

    February 7, 2012 at 4:55 am

    My mic disconnects when I select hang out but the video works. Samsung 10.1

  6. Deepa

    November 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    In my samsung galaxy tab, my google talk is not showing the friends list . But in my PC the entire list is coming properly

    • Yogesh Patel

      November 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      Go through the following testing on your tab –
      1. Check out the settings, might be show friend list option is unticked.
      2. Check with any other ID, determine whether its showing the friends list or not.
      3. Finally re-install Google Talk on your tablet.

      • Ravi Vyas

        July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        how to video chat  samsung galaxy tab 

      • Ravi Vyas

        July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        how to video chat  samsung galaxy tab 

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      have you tried restarting the tab or say have you tried removing account and re configuring or signing out / in? try the same and let us know if the issue persists!

  7. electro lifes

    October 30, 2011 at 12:12 am

    thanks for your info about Tablet. it’s very useful

  8. joanne

    September 26, 2011 at 6:53 am

    i am having huge issues all i can do is text with the app the screens i have are not the same as shown here – Help 🙁

    • Yogesh Patel

      September 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Are you talking about Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or some other?

  9. shenoyjoseph

    September 26, 2011 at 1:53 am

    i want to know how to chat from Samung Galaxy S to a PC with the help of GTalk app?

    • Yogesh Patel

      September 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

      The above procedure explains the same concept. I am sure it will work.

  10. Eddy Walsh

    September 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Any way to have this on Samsung Tab 7 in? The above doesn’t work.

  11. hanzla

    September 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    google video calling rocks
    skype sucks

    • Yogesh Patel

      September 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Don’t know about Skype but Google Video is really good.

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